An involuntary movement of the body that happens when you lose the foot and hand holds on one side of the body. The body swings round, away from the rock, (as a barn door opening). It could also happened when your holds are on a vertical line on one side of your body and you hand is beyond the foot of the same part of the body.
Also written barn-door.
Grammatical category: n. (also as verb)
Source of the definition: Explore Translations
The word in use. Examples
“With a few deep breaths, Matt started charging up the arête, road-runnering his feet up the slick sandstone, and pausing to stuff TCUs into the rock intermittently. Near the top, he wavered, began barn-dooring, and peeled off. I held my breath.”
Source of the example: Climbing magazine
“Toe hooks can be used in the same situations, and are great for keeping your body close to the rock, preventing barn-doors, and giving you a chance to rest.”
Source of the example: Eastern Mountain Sports
Clear explanation of a barn door
Other languages (ES, FR)
Spanish: puerta. See definition
French: partir en drapeau
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