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Costello 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 9/08
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Submitted By: MJM on Sep 7, 2008

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Nearing the upper crux section.

Description 

A hard start with some stout moves to better holds through clip 4. The climbing eases to a rest ledge. The climb now trends left over a diagonal break at the middle of the route. Go over this break and look at the the upper section from clip 8. Move straight up through this steeper pumpy section on cruxy climbing with good holds and a rest or two and then finish with a final pump to the anchors.

This is a well if not over-bolted climb.

Location 

This is the first route encountered if coming from the Potato Wall or last route coming from the Feline parking lot. It is 10 feet left of Carlin.

Protection 

12 clips to anchors.


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2nd ascent.
2nd ascent.
Costello C4.
Costello C4.
Nearing the anchors.
Nearing the anchors.

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By Henry Nadell
From: carbondale CO.
Sep 13, 2010

Feels more like 5.11a to me!!!!
By Mort
Sep 24, 2012

I wonder if some of those glued holds fell off? Today (9/23/12) five of us stood at the base and compared notes... all of us thought it was 11b or 11c.