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Emma is one of the very best female climbers operating in the current British scene. She has flashed both E7 and F8a, headpointed E9 and is the first British woman to redpoint F9a.

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Big Bang Film  © BMC TV

Fri Night Vid Emma Twyford and The Big Bang

This week's Friday Night Video is the premiere of David Petts' award winning documentary about Emma Twyford's ascent of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn. Join the BMC TV live stream in a 'Facebook Watch Party' at 8pm, then chat ...

high five  © UKC News
high five  © UKC News

News 2020 Women's Climbing Calendar

To celebrate International Women's Day, we have taken the opportunity to draw together some of the key women's climbing events, tours and networks for 2020.

The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV
The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV

Press Release Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

Watch the award-winning Big Bang film in cinemas and Patagonia stores this March. Join top climber Emma Twyford, comedian Niall Grimes and filmmaker David Petts, as BMC TV and Patagonia present a very special five-date Big Bang Tour.

News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles
News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles

Article Defining a Decade - Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 2)

The latter half of the 2010s brought 9c, 9A and new horizons in women's climbing. In January 2015,...

Emma Twyford and Rob  © UKC
Emma Twyford and Rob  © UKC

Video Kendal Rekindled: Emma Twyford Interview

Emma Twyford has had a massive year. She's ticked The Big Bang, becoming the first British woman to climb 9a and The Big...

Emma Twyford makes the third ascent of The Big Bang 9a.  © Marc Langley
Emma Twyford makes the third ascent of The Big Bang 9a.  © Marc Langley

Interview Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a

'Did that just happen?' a bemused Emma asked belayer Angus Kille after clipping the chains and descending. As is often the...

Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a.  © Paul Diffley/Hot Aches Productions
Emma Twyford on The Big Bang 9a.  © Paul Diffley/Hot Aches Productions

Newsflash The Big Bang 9a by Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a with a redpoint of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales....

Pitch 2 of the Camilotto Pellisier.  © John Bunney
Pitch 2 of the Camilotto Pellisier.  © John Bunney

News Camilotto Pellisier (8a/+) by Helliker and Twyford

Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner
Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner

News North Wales Trad Round-up

Emma Twyford repeats The Big Issue E9 6c.  © Mike Hutton
Emma Twyford repeats The Big Issue E9 6c.  © Mike Hutton

News The Big Issue E9 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma on a repeat ascent of Right Wall E5 6a  © Marc Langley
Emma on a repeat ascent of Right Wall E5 6a  © Marc Langley

Interview Emma Twyford - Not Just a Sport Climber 

Emma keeping composed on a wet Nightmayer.  © John Bunney
Emma keeping composed on a wet Nightmayer.  © John Bunney

News Nightmayer E8 6c by Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford  © UKC News
Emma Twyford  © UKC News

News Dyer's Lookout E9s by Twyford, McHaffie and Cope

Emma Twyford happy to tick Mind Control 8c.  © Alex Haslehurst
Emma Twyford happy to tick Mind Control 8c.  © Alex Haslehurst

News Mind Control 8c by Emma Twyford

Rob Greenwood on Yukan II  © Adam Booth
Rob Greenwood on Yukan II  © Adam Booth

News Nesscliffe Round-up - 104 E-Points in a Weekend!

Sadie Renwick on Quartz Icicle  © Claire Maw
Sadie Renwick on Quartz Icicle  © Claire Maw

News Women's International Climbing Meet: Report

No Longer at Ease  © Julia Wakeling
No Longer at Ease  © Julia Wakeling

News Emma Twyford Flashes Gravity Wave E8

Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander
Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander

Features Climbing the Ladder: Female Routesetters

Dave Birkett on 'Impact Day' E8/9 6c, Pavey Ark.   © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com
Dave Birkett on 'Impact Day' E8/9 6c, Pavey Ark.   © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

News Impact Day E8 for Woodburn, McHaffie and Twyford

Emma on the crux of Melancholie 8b  © Glyn Hudson
Emma on the crux of Melancholie 8b  © Glyn Hudson

News Melancholie 8b for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford chilling before her ascent of Rare Lichen  © Alex Haslehurst
Emma Twyford chilling before her ascent of Rare Lichen  © Alex Haslehurst

Newsflash Strawberries E7 6b for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford  © lil cath
Emma Twyford  © lil cath

Interview Emma Twyford on Unjustified - 8c or 8b+?

Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters
Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters

Newsflash First British 8c for Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain
Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain

News Emma Twyford Flashes Bucket Dynasty - Lakes E7

Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain
Emma Twyford climbing Yukan II, E6/7 6b, Nesscliffe  © Ollie Cain

News Emma Twyford Flashes Yukan II, E6/7

Emma Twyford crimping, mid-crux on Rare Lichen, E9 6c  © Ray Wood
Emma Twyford crimping, mid-crux on Rare Lichen, E9 6c  © Ray Wood

Interview Emma Twyford Climbs E9

Emma Twyford in Morocco  © M Daviet - MHW
Emma Twyford in Morocco  © M Daviet - MHW

News Emma Twyford Repeats Rare Lichen E9

Emma on her onsight ascent of 'Pretty Girls Make Graves', E6 6b  © Miles Hill
Emma on her onsight ascent of 'Pretty Girls Make Graves', E6 6b  © Miles Hill

News Emma Twyford onsights Pretty Girls Make Graves (E6)

Emma Twyford enjoying herself on London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 4  © li'l Kath
Emma Twyford enjoying herself on London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 4  © li'l Kath

Product News Emma Twyford Joins Mountain Hardwear

Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters
Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth  © Jon Butters

News Emma Twyford Flashes 'Statement...' - F8a

Emma Twyford  © li'l Kath, Sep 2008
Emma Twyford  © li'l Kath, Sep 2008

News Emma Twyford Climbs Predator - F8b

Emma Twyford  © UKC News
Emma Twyford  © UKC News

News Emma Twyford Onsights F8a

Emma Twyford, London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 1  © li'l Kath
Emma Twyford, London Wall E5 6a, Millstone 1  © li'l Kath

News F8a for Emma Twyford


Latest Reviews for Emma's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear
The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear

DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams

DMM's long-anticipated entry into the micro cam market was worth the wait, says Theo Moore

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...


Latest News from Emma's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is the secret to its high level of comfort.

Climbers  © Patagonia
Climbers  © Patagonia

Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...


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