Emma Twyford has now been able to add the route ‚Big Bang‘ E9 6c to her impressive collection of hard trad routes. It was probably the first female ascent of the route. As usual with trad climbing, Emma put the fuses all in the way. It was after ‚The Big Issue ‚ (E9 6c)  their second E9 trad route this year. There are also two E8 routes in her tick list. An interview with Emma, can you read at www. ukclimbing.com. Emma by instagram: „It’s important to enjoy the climbs you choose to do whilst trying hard! I have my game face and my savour the moment and be happy face. Big issue (e9 6c) is one of the most aesthetic and iconic lines in Pembroke I have ever climbed. Having come close last year with the gear in I decided to try it this year placing the gear apart from having the peg tied off. The location is truly special and intimidating but more than anything I’ve really enjoyed the process of trying this route and the camaraderie with @madeleine_cope @simonrawlinson @rfrugtniet and @matt_helliker. It’s so fickle for conditions but it makes the challenge more entertaining! Thank you @matt_helliker for the patient belay and @j.bunney for the photos“ Photos: (c) Ray Wood and John Bunney