Emma Twyford


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 7C+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E9
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E7
Hardest Trad (Flash): E8
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North wales based crusher and first British woman to climb 9a (skipping 8c+!) with her ascet of Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn.

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 7C+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E9
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E7
Hardest Trad (Flash): E8
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North wales based crusher and first British woman to climb 9a (skipping 8c+!) with her ascet of Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn.


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Pics + Vids

Always the Sun (E7)
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Added at 13:08 on 26 August 2021
Big Bang (9a)
Added at 11:01 on 27 January 2022
Crimptonite (8b+)
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Added at 13:02 on 23 February 2022
Rare Lichen (E9)
Added at 11:12 on 19 December 2020

Ascents

19 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2011 Predator 8b (Lead) 25th April 2011
Statement of Youth 8a (Lead Flash) 29th May 2011
2012
2013 Rare Lichen E9 (Lead) 23rd September 2013

Second british woman to climb E9.

Did Rare Lichen up on Griben Facet in the Ogwen Valley which is given E9 6c. Such a cool route with some seriously small gear! I was not hopeful of doing it as it was pretty grim walking in then it burnt off! The rock felt a bit smeggy and just as I was about to set off some low level cloud came in. Decided to have a look and shout for a rope if it felt awful. Middle pic is of me pulling a terrified face just before setting off and the end pic is of me celebrating still being in one piece and not in a hospital. Thanks to Alex for belaying me very attentively and Ray and Llyr for being very nice whilst filming it.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/emma-twyford-interview

https://twitter.com/McHaffieJames/status/382211879474855937

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0yIxeGoXOs

2014 Bucket Dynasty E7 (Lead Flash) 1st August 2014 (approx)
Unjustified 8b+ (Lead) 10th August 2014 (approx)
2015 Melancholie 8b (Lead) 18th June 2015 (approx)
Impact Day E8 (Lead) 1st July 2015 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/07/impact_day_e8_for_woodburn_mchaffie_and_twyford-69824

2016 Gravity Wave E8 (Lead Flash) 23rd March 2016 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/03/emma_twyford_flashes_gravity_wave_e8-70345

2017
2018 Mind Control 8c (Lead) 1st February 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/02/mind_control_8c_by_emma_twyford-71489

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 23rd May 2018
Nightmayer E8 (Lead) 1st July 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/07/nightmayer_e8_6c_by_emma_twyford-71648

The Big Issue E9 (Lead) 26th August 2018 (approx)
2019 Big Bang 9a (Lead) 17th September 2019

The first british woman to climb harder than 8c.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJ5fH_rDtg

2020 Chupacabra E8 (Lead) 1st January 2020 (approx)

[1] Summit magazine #104, page 43

2021 Mercia Wall E8 (Lead) 1st January 2021 (approx)

[1] Summit magazine #104, page 43

Always the Sun E7 (Lead Onsight) 26th August 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTCfdqAjEpW/

2022 Crimptonite 8b+ (Lead) 22nd February 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaUTgSUtl-G/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Big Bang 9a (Lead) 17th September 2019

The first british woman to climb harder than 8c.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJ5fH_rDtg

Mind Control 8c (Lead) 1st February 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/02/mind_control_8c_by_emma_twyford-71489

Unjustified 8b+ (Lead) 10th August 2014 (approx)
Crimptonite 8b+ (Lead) 22nd February 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaUTgSUtl-G/

Predator 8b (Lead) 25th April 2011
Melancholie 8b (Lead) 18th June 2015 (approx)
Statement of Youth 8a (Lead Flash) 29th May 2011
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Lotus 7C+ (Boulder)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Rare Lichen E9 (Lead) 23rd September 2013

Second british woman to climb E9.

Did Rare Lichen up on Griben Facet in the Ogwen Valley which is given E9 6c. Such a cool route with some seriously small gear! I was not hopeful of doing it as it was pretty grim walking in then it burnt off! The rock felt a bit smeggy and just as I was about to set off some low level cloud came in. Decided to have a look and shout for a rope if it felt awful. Middle pic is of me pulling a terrified face just before setting off and the end pic is of me celebrating still being in one piece and not in a hospital. Thanks to Alex for belaying me very attentively and Ray and Llyr for being very nice whilst filming it.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/emma-twyford-interview

https://twitter.com/McHaffieJames/status/382211879474855937

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0yIxeGoXOs

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 23rd May 2018
The Big Issue E9 (Lead) 26th August 2018 (approx)
Impact Day E8 (Lead) 1st July 2015 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/07/impact_day_e8_for_woodburn_mchaffie_and_twyford-69824

Gravity Wave E8 (Lead Flash) 23rd March 2016 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/03/emma_twyford_flashes_gravity_wave_e8-70345

Nightmayer E8 (Lead) 1st July 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/07/nightmayer_e8_6c_by_emma_twyford-71648

Chupacabra E8 (Lead) 1st January 2020 (approx)

[1] Summit magazine #104, page 43

Mercia Wall E8 (Lead) 1st January 2021 (approx)

[1] Summit magazine #104, page 43

Cassini E8 (Lead)

Fourth ascent.

Bucket Dynasty E7 (Lead Flash) 1st August 2014 (approx)
Always the Sun E7 (Lead Onsight) 26th August 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTCfdqAjEpW/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade