Emma Twyford climbs Unjustified (F8c) at Malham
- Sunday 10th August 2014
Emma Twyford has finally succeeded on climbing Unjustified at Malham Cove in Yorkshire and in doing so becomes the first female to climb a F8c in the UK.
She tweeted, 'I don't normally do this but yyfy!!!! :)' Emma commented to Climber the same evening, "I don't think it's fully sunk in yet. Happy and relieved to have done it. I was scared it would be wet driving up but once on it the crux felt easy, though I still had to fight hard as the sun chose to pop out at the wrong time. Had a nice celebratory drink in the Listers with my parents and haven't stopped grinning since."
Hazel Findlay became the first British female to climb F8c with a red point of Fish Eye at Oliana in Spain earlier this year but this is the first time this grade’s been ticked by any female in this country.
We have an extensive interview with Emma in the September issue of Climber due out on Thursday August 14th and in it we asked her:
If you could pick up a route and take it with you wherever you are what would it be and why?
'I think that could be fairly changeable, at the moment it would be Unjustified (F8c at Malham) so I can get it finished. Once I’ve done it that would probably change. I guess it would be Right Wall because I’d never get tired of climbing those moves.'
So time for a change and well done on getting it finished.
Emma Twyford during an earlier attempt on Unjustified.
Photo: © David Simmonite - not to be reproduced without permission
Emma Twyford is sponsored by 5.10, Rab and DMM