Meaning of layback in English:


Pronunciation /ˈleɪbak/


mass nounClimbing
  • A method of climbing a crack in rock by leaning back and pulling with the hands on one face, with the feet against the other face.

    ‘The first layback I actually enjoyed was on a rock with loads of friction, i.e. I didn't have to lean back all that much!’
    • ‘The oldest of the crew, Jeff, threw back some layback frontal rocks and inverts.’