a sneaker route (kayaking)

18:51 Jun 13, 2015
English to Japanese translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: a sneaker route (kayaking)
In an article about whitewater kayaking in a river in Canada, there is a sentence saying,

(The kayaker was) trying a sneaker route around the boil.

In a dictionary, "sneak" means "done without any warning" (出し抜けの、こっそりと), but what does this "sneaker route" mean here in a context of kayaking? (easy route? shortcut?)

Thank you.
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Port City


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3 hrs
Reference: FYI

Reference information:
Sneak-line – an easier or lower-consequence line through a rapid

Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 20
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Asker: 情報をありがとうございます。大変助かります。

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9 hrs
Reference: (急流下りのなかでは)簡単な方のルート

Reference information:
"Sneak route: A sneak route is usually an easier line down a rapid (but don’t let that fool you into thinking all sneaks are easy!)."

It apparently means "easier route" but I'm not sure if there is a special term in Japanese.

Port City
New Zealand
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Asker: ありがとうございます。日本語では定訳(決まった用語?)はないのかもしれませんね。

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