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Upper Tier (Bocco Area)

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Osso Bocco 
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Upper Tier (Bocco Area) 


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Submitted By: Jeremy Joseph on Oct 24, 2011
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Description 

This area gets sun most of the day. It appeared to be climbed but not so much that things are polished and such.

L->R:

A. Border Patrol, 9, 1p, bolts.
B. Simpatico, 9, 1p, bolts.
C. Osso Bucco, 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. El Gecko, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Guido's Face, 8, 1p, bolts.
F. Sky Person, 8, 1p, bolts.
G. Plumber's Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
H. Early Start, 7, 1p, 35', bolts.

? Dihedral, 9-, 1p, gear.
? Early Start, 9, 1p, bolts.


Getting There 

Walk east of the boulders to the end of the campsites. Get on the railroad tracks and head west. About a half mile down, a hiker's trail will be on your right. Follow this trail up to the main Tier Wall.


9 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Tier (Bocco Area):
Chupacabra   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
El Gecko   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Main Wall.

Osso Bocco 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
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By Lew Strong
From: Loveland/Vail, CO
Oct 26, 2011

Could you be a little more descriptive to help identify the routes? I have been up there at least 15 times, yet from the descriptions you have entered, I have no idea which routes you are talking about.

By vimmerstedt
Mar 14, 2012

A guidebook by Tim Nottingham is for sale at the Bag and Pack shop in Avon. Great book. Many more routes than you would realize.