Meaning of off-width in English:



  • (of a crack in the rock) considered too wide to be a jam and too narrow to be a chimney.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Last year I dislocated my right shoulder and tore my rotator cuff on a 5.11 off-width.’