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Col dei Bos** VF3B

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[Alice on Col di Bos at sunrise, 2 kb]300m. A new VF put up in 2008 by the Italian Military. Currently not marked on most maps. Starts on the arete to the right of the old WW1 field hospital. It's worth considering the day to climb this VF as Saturdays and Sundays can result in queues of up to 50+ people at the base. The local Alpini (Special army branch) can also take over this VF on certain days stopping public access.

Photo: Alice on Col di Bos at sunrise © wildeybeast
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First vf3b. Mostly easy, couple of trickyish moves. Continued up to the summit and then down the gully. Dropped Adams camera. Oopsy.
wjcdean - 07/Jul/14 with Adam Bird, Trevers

Fun via feratta, cables are safe as houses but a lot of loose rock. Awesome views from the top.
Trevers - 07/Jul/14 with BStar, wjcdean

Excellent VF, probably one of my favourites in the area. Pumpy first section then it eases off.
BStar - 07/Jul/14 with Trevers, Will Dean

kb273 - 25/Jun/14

UKC Testing - 2014

Hidden - 23/Sep/13

Hidden - 18/Sep/13

Alex Eperon - 14/Sep/13

giles eperon - 14/Sep/13 with jena meinecke

A great route on good rock allowing for concentration on technique.
mh554 - 09/Sep/13

Marq - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Cath Sanders, Vicky Lisle, James Rowe

good route the start is the hardest bit
Vicky L - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/13 with James R, Cath S, Marq

Hidden - 27/Aug/13

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Kris

Cheese Monkey - 08/Aug/13 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 08/Aug/13 with Ben Darby

Hidden - 24/Jul/13

jhobbs - 03/Jul/13 with Richard Harvey

Harvdog - 03/Jul/13 with John Hobbs

JonnoP - 27/Sep/12 with Caroline Larkman

Pompey - 27/Sep/12 with JP

mike_hough_uk - 09/Sep/12 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 09/Sep/12 with Mike Hough

MariaT - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Kelly Smith, Marcus, Dan Piddock, David Walker

David Walker - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Kelly Smith, Marcus Povey, Dan Piddock, Maria

Kelly Smith - 06/Sep/12 with Dan Piddock, Maria Walker, Marcus Povey, David Walker

dpiddock - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Kelly Smith, Marcus, Dave Walker, Maria Walker

Much better climbing; no wire pulling. Great traverse halfway up
lucyh - 05/Sep/12

Monkey_Alan - 04/Sep/12 with Simon Blanchflower

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

JamesRich - 03/Aug/12 with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich

zoeimogen - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - 23/Jul/12

jhobbs - 16/Jul/12 with Tim Melrose

tmelrose - Solo - 16/Jul/12 with jhobbs

Done with Steve, Ed, Jon, Mike, Ruth & John.
jshields - Solo - 13/Jul/12

With DMC
Sankey - 13/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12

danieleaston - Jul/12

Hidden - 27/Jun/12

First VF3B I've done! We had to queue behind a large group of soldiers. Thankfully they exited down a gully before the final section of climbing.
Moby Copperfield - 26/Jun/12

Neil Metcalfe101 - 03/Jun/12 with Andy Beal, Lesley Beal, Loraine Rowan, Andy Odger

Hidden - Jun/12

Hidden - 21/Sep/11

Hidden - 04/Sep/11

Done again with a party of 22!! Long day on the wire but much easier now I'd got the hang of moving over VF terrain.
IamAJMiller - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/11 with rch3l

First VF, tricky start but that's 'cause I wasn't used to clipping. Once I got the hang of it we bashed out the route in 1hr 20mins. A cracking route, brilliant!
IamAJMiller - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/11 with rch3l

Stunningly well built, new VF. State of the art protection and some nice climbing. Very highly recommended.
sarahlizzy - 27/Jul/11 with Syv

liabilityliz - Lead - 22/Jul/11 with Brian Evans

dave657 - 16/Jul/11 with Alys

Thought the start quite hard for the grade. Great views.
Mike_Watson_99 - 14/Jul/11 with Fiona

Very well protected but some pretty stiff moves for 3B. The descent path down the gully is pretty unpleasant but the approaching weather encouraged us to go for the quick way down.
Fiona Reid - 14/Jul/11 with Mike

Griff87 - Jul/11

Similar difficulty to VF Sandro Pertini, which is graded 4B.
syv_k - Jul/11 with sarahlizzy

Good route throughout, though climbed past the corners section and climbed a face with many friable holds and not much gear to rejoin the route at the top of pitch 5. Drop your sac for the penultimate squeeze. Can be done with the bag on, but it's physical!
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Davey Boy

Done many times
rch3l - May/11

Hidden - 24/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09

Hidden - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - 13/Jun/09

monkeytennis - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Mark Sauer, Mark

A really good route.
CathS - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard VF3C0 of 11
VF3C0 of 11
easy VF3C2 of 11
hard VF3B3 of 11
VF3B6 of 11
easy VF3B0 of 11
hard VF3A0 of 11
VF3A0 of 11
easy VF3A0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 63 (15.9%)
Lead7 of 63 (11.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 63 (1.6%)
Unknown45 of 63 (71.4%)

'Climbed'49 of 63 (77.8%)
clean O/S13 of 63 (20.6%)
clean rpt1 of 63 (1.6%)