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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Emma Twyford ticks Fish Eye 8c and begins project 9a+

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12/11/2019

Having recently become the first British woman to climb 9a (look out for our upcoming film, The Big Bang, showing at Kendal Mountain Film Festival this weekend), you'd be forgiven for thinking Emma might be taking a well-earned rest. Instead, she set off on a week's holiday to Oliana in Spain in search of a harder project.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Round up: an autumn of impressive, hard UK sends in tweets and posts

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07/11/2019

From Emma Twyford breaking the 9a barrier for British females to a 15-year-old bouldering 8B, it's been an autumn of impressive, hard ascents from Pembroke to Scotland, Dartmoor to the Gower. Here's our round-up of the biggest ticks made by Brits on UK soil this season.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to tick your dream sport project

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09/10/2019

How should you go about choosing a sport project and successfully repointing it? Pro climbers, mountain instructors and performance coaches offer their advice. Top tips from Steve McClure, Emma Twyford, Katy Whittaker, Neil Gresham, Matt Woodfield, Be Fuller and Sam Farnsworth.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Emma Twyford becomes first British woman to break 9a barrier

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19/09/2019

Emma Twyford has just made history, by becoming the first British woman to break the 9a barrier with her ascent of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn. Sarah Stirling caught up with Emma who went straight back to work routesetting for the BMC British Lead Climbing Championships yesterday - with a bit of a prosecco hangover.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Interview: Emma Twyford's storming 2018

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21/11/2018

Emma Twyford is this month's front-cover star of both Climber and Summit magazines, and this double-display of publicity is very well deserved. Emma has just had one of the best trad seasons of any UK climber, and she's also been pushing the limits of UK women's sport climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Emma Twyford climbs her third E9

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06/09/2018

Emma Twyford recently climbed her third E9 - Big Issue in Pembroke. Sarah Stirling catches up with her to find out how it went, her trad-climbing tips, and what motivates her.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Emma Twyford climbs Mind Control

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18/02/2018

On Friday, 16 February, Emma Twyford redpointed Mind Control, a 50m 8c at Oliana, making her the 5th British female to climb a sport climb of this difficulty. We caught up with Emma to get the low down:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Round up: a month of impressive, hard UK trad ascents in tweets and posts

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09/10/2014

Choronzon E10 8b+ became the hardest route ever climbed at Pembroke. The first ever female ascent of Ron Fawcett's famous E7, Strawberries. The first ever flash of an E9. And many more besides. So far it's been an autumn of impressive, hard trad ascents from the Peak to Skye, Cornwall to Wales. Sarah Stirling brings us a round up.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Unjustifiably psyched: Emma Twyford braves Hurricane Bertha to climb 8c.

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12/08/2014

On Sunday, despite some very British weather, Emma Twyford made the first female ascent of a British 8c, becoming the second-ever British woman to climb this grade.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Keeping it in the family: climbing on Father’s Day

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13/06/2014

It’s a great family activity, so what better way to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday than with a family climb. Claire-Jane Carter caught up with five climbing fathers, sons and daughters to ask them about having climbing in their blood, and how they share their passion.
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