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Off-Widthing

By Tim Neill


To some, the inexplicable strenuousness of the wider fissure is strangely compulsive, lacking the predictability of more conventional features. It's a handy skill to take with you on your travels to Chamonix or Yosemite as well.


Tip One

Off-Widthing

First of all, cover up. On with your most robust long sleeves and strides. Taping up as well can make all the difference, as well as adding extra girth to your clenching fist?!


Tip Two

Off-Widthing

Big Cams mean Off Widths aren.t epic solos and their value for money is best judged when you.ve not got one above your head.


Tip Three

Off-Widthing

For full on .one side in. thrutches try two chalk bags so each hand can reach a dip, and tie in with your knot hanging a bit low. This gives you a sleeker profile!


Tip Four

Off-Widthing

Wear your stiffest Rockboots for most forcefull wedging, and in extremis carry what little rack you need on an 8ft sling, bandolier style, so it won.t jam up against your body in the thick of it!




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