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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 9/08
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Submitted By: MJM on Sep 7, 2008

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Nearing the anchors.


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.


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.


12 clips to anchors.

Photos of Costello Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Costello C4.
Costello C4.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the upper crux section.
Nearing the upper crux section.
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd ascent.
2nd ascent.

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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
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

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.
By Julius Grisette
From: Carbondale
Aug 12, 2015

Such a fun climb! Pretty difficult for 5.10d.

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