The runout is the distance between two pros (pieces of protection) or between the last piece of pro and the lead climber. It is said that a route is “runout” when the distance between the protections is too long.
Grammatical category: n.
Field: trad and sport climbing
Source of the definition: Explore Translations
The word in use. Examples
“I have encountered quite a few runouts that have stopped me in my tracks. One was in Red Rocks at the Black Corridor, where minor spacing above a ledge spooked me out and I lowered down.”
Source of the example: Mountain Project
“Whilst Alex constructed critical protection below the huge runout to the top of the wall we heckled back about the zig-zag hassles of using a single rope on UK trad. As Alex moved into the start of the runout crux the heckling turned to silence.”.
Source of the example: John Robert’s Website
Other languages (ES, DE)
Spanish: aleje. See definition