First British 8c for Emma Twyford

by Duncan Campbell - UKC Aug/2014
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Emma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth, 197 kbEmma Twyford flashing Statement of Youth
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Yesterday Emma Twyford climbed Unjustified at Malham Cove in Yorkshire, becoming the first British woman to climb 8c on British soil, and the second British woman to climb 8c ever.

Emma has been attempting Unjustified seriously for the last few weeks, having tried it in previous years but never quite getting it done. Two weeks ago Emma headed to Malham with James McHaffie and made good progress, climbing the route in two halves.

This boosted Emma's motivation and she began making regular trips to Malham from her home in North Wales. This persistence was rewarded with her clipping the chains yesterday on her first 8c.

Emma is on excellent form right now having just flashed her second E7; Bucket Dynasty at Dove Crag (UKC News Report). Emma is the second British woman to climb 8c after Hazel Findlay climbed Fish Eye at Oliana earlier this year (UKC News Report + Interview).

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Emma Twyford is sponsored by: DMM, Five Ten and Rab

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