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Bluffer, The 
Captain Hook, Left 
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Delectable Pinnacle, Right  
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Footstool, Right, The 
Hardly Pinnacle 
Indubious Battle 
La Arista 
La Cosita, Left 
La Cosita, Right 
La Escuela 
Little John, Left 
Little John, Right 
Mark of Art 
Masquerade/Call Me Ishmael 
Moby Dick 
Moby Dick, Left 
Party Mix 
Peter Left 
Peter Pan 
Pine Line 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Left 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Right 
Reeds Leads 
Sacherer Cracker 
Salathe (pitch 1) 
Seedy Leads 
Short But Thin 
Slack ( center), The 
Slack, Left, The 
Sparkling Give-away 
West Buttress (pitch 1&2) 

La Cosita, Left 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bob Kamps, Galen Rowell, Dan Doody, Wally Upton, July, 1962.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 24, 2006
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This climbs the flared chimney and jamcrack on the left side of La Cosita.
A 5.9 variation can be done by liebacking the flake to the left.


Pro to 2.5"

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fun chimneying
fun chimneying
fun times
fun times
placing a little pro...
placing a little pro...
Chimney when possible up this route.
Chimney when possible up this route.
fun chimney
fun chimney
N.A. chimneying la Cosita left.
N.A. chimneying la Cosita left.
way fun
way fun
Take your pic: left or right.
Take your pic: left or right.
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By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Mar 22, 2010

This climb is a little pebble of a boulder problem in comparison with the huge monolith it rests beneath, but it is an interesting and steep 5.7. It and La Cosita Right were very fun diversions.

By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
May 18, 2011

Great climb, however aside from the first 10 feet this is not a hand crack as the guide book states... It's mainly a chimney as the pics show. Very FUN!

By Hoag
From: Littleton, CO
Jun 11, 2011

This one is alright but I'm a bit upset that we didn't climb La Cosita, Right instead. We only had time for one more route and the sustained finger crack that is La Cosita, Right looks like a ton of fun. Left is fun if you're in the mood for stemming and a few fun lie-back moves.