One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a crack in the rock) considered too wide to be a jam and too narrow to be a chimney.
- ‘Last year I dislocated my right shoulder and tore my rotator cuff on a 5.11 off-width.’
- ‘The climb went swimmingly well, John opting to chicken wing and thrash in the wide off-width for the trade-off of security versus speed and efficiency.’
- ‘Just looking at those nice, high ankles makes me eager to tackle the heinous off-width Generator Crack in Yosemite again.’
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