Cholic acid 2a has been converted into two new orthogonally-protected triamino scaffolds, 13 and 14. The synthesis proceeds via the bis-Boc-NH-substituted azide 10, for which an improved preparation is described. After removal of the Boc groups, the two axial amines are differentiated through a novel monoprotection employing 1-(2-nitrobenzenesulfonyloxy)-benzotriazole 29. Regioselectivity of ≥50:1 is achieved, presumably reflecting an exceptional sensitivity to steric hindrance. Protection of the remaining amino group as Boc or Alloc gives the scaffolds in ∼40% overall yield from cholic acid. Scaffold 13 has been sequentially deprotected and derivatised with N-carbamoyl amino acids, to give a model for tripodal peptide libraries.