• Basic Details

    Emma Twyford

    About me

    I have been climbing for 24 years now. I have done a mixture of climbing over the years pushing my limits outdoors and competing on the national and international circuit from the age of 14 to 22. I am now based in North Wales and route set and coach all over the country. I love being able to teach people new movement from the easiest up to the more complicated.

    Your Setting Experience

    I have been route setting for the last 6/7 years. I first started out by learning from Rob Napier at the Foundry and then built up a good reputation working at a few climbing walls dotted around the country. I am happy setting both roped stuff (up to 8b) and boulders (up to V8/9).
    Comps I have set for:
    UV Comp at Redpoint Bristol
    Red and White Spider Boulder comps
    The Spot Bouldering league comp rounds
    Beacon climbing centre Lead and Boulder aggregate
    Big Rock lead and Boulder aggregate
    Chimera Summer Boulder comp

    Other Centres I have set at:
    The South:
    HIgh Sports (numerous centres)
    Boulder Brighton
    The Westway
    The Arch
    Reading Climbing Centre

    Jubilee 2
    Pinnacle Climbing
    Climbing the walls

    The North
    Kendal Climbing Wall
    The Boardroom
    Rockover climbing
    Royal Grammar School Newcastle
    Manchester Climbing Centre
    Harrogate Climbing Centre


    United Kingdom / London, United Kingdom / North West, United Kingdom / South West, United Kingdom / Wales, United Kingdom / West Midlands

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Route (roped), Local Competition

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    White and Red Spider

    Description of work performed

    Many Boulder set circuits done. Lots of their Friday comp sets and set for their birthday bash comp.

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Adam Hocking

    Work Reference Institution

    Kendal climbing wall

    Description of work performed

    Usually setting off ropes on their highest wall at 24m high it’s definitely the highest wall. I have also used cherry pickers to set routes at white spider and on new wall builds at other walls. Setting 3 routes usually on this wall from 6a up to 8a+

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Andre Hedger

    Work Reference Institution


    Description of work performed

    Big birthday Boulder comp set with qualifiers and World Cup style final problems format with final blocs set/tested and then marked up and taken down. Many strong GB youth climbers turned up who we had to split in finals. I set the hadest female final bloc and teamed up for the first female final bloc.