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Upper Tier (Bocco Area)

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Binky of the Mountains S 
Black Streak S 
Border Patrol S 
Chupacabra S 
Dihedral  T 
Early Start S 
Ecstasy S 
El Gecko T 
Golden Rule S 
Guido's Face S 
Osso Bocco S 
Simpatico S 
Sky Person S 
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Upper Tier (Bocco Area)  

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Submitted By: Jeremy Joseph on Oct 24, 2011
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This area gets sun most of the day. It appeared to be climbed but not so much that things are polished and such.


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.

?? Chupacabra, 9-, 1p, 60', 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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Tier (Bocco Area):
Sky Person   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Chupacabra   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Simpatico   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dihedral    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
El Gecko   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Osso Bocco   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
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El Gecko 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  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.
By Mike Larrick
From: Avon
Jun 5, 2014
Does anyone know what this route to the right of early start is? It's unfinished for sure.... Top out and there is nowhere to go. Also, the first bolt is in the dead tree? What the hell?
First bolt in the dead tree.
First bolt in the dead tree.

Difficult and dirty with no real payoff.
Difficult and dirty with no real payoff.
By Joncharlesdavis
May 23, 2015
Can anyone tell me about the routes to the right?
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