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The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) has a point that says:

climbing doesn't halve your speed.

The Centaur's Equine Build trait (GGtR, p. 16) says:

any climb that uses both hands and feet is especially difficult for you because of your equine legs. When you make such a climb, each foot of movement costs you 4 extra feet, instead of the normal 1 extra foot.

The normal climb normally costs half your speed and athlete negates that, but the equine build costs you 80% of your speed instead of 50%. How would these two interact with each other?

This question has nothing to do with the difference between listed climb speed and walking speed.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ @goodguy5 the question you listed is asking about the difference of listed climb speed and walking speed. My question has nothing to do with that. My question is asking about the interaction of Athlete and a Centaur trait. In no way could these two questions ever be considered duplicate. \$\endgroup\$ – Eternallord66 Aug 14 at 15:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Eternallord66 I agree that this question should not be marked as a duplicate of that one, but there's no need to remove the link, as having questions linked to each other aids with search engine optimization. \$\endgroup\$ – Xirema Aug 14 at 16:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related (but not duplicate) question: What is a Centaur Thief's climbing speed? \$\endgroup\$ – divibisan Aug 14 at 18:48
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As of the 2018 Errata, the Athlete feat has been changed

Athlete (p. 165). The third benefit should instead say climbing doesn't cost you extra movement.

Errata: Player's Handbook, 2018

Because of this change, the Athlete feat would allow a Centaur to ignore all extra costs associated with climbing. The technicality of ignoring "halved" movement speed is no longer relevant.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hmm, that's a trick I'd really like to see in real life. \$\endgroup\$ – DJClayworth Aug 15 at 16:41
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You become a mountain goat and essentially have the best climbing in the natural world.

Athlete (p. 165). The third benefit should instead say climbing doesn't cost you extra movement.
~ 2018 PHB Errata

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Take the tour if you haven't already, and check out the help center for more guidance. While you're right to point out the PHB errata, Xirema's existing answer already points this out (and explains the relevance a bit more)... \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Aug 25 at 3:45

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