Bonehill Rocks (Bone Hill)

Climbs 143 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 370m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The moor's most extensive and popular bouldering venue, with many interesting problems and some really tough ones waiting to be done, if you're good enough and want to impress the touroids.

Excellent descriptions of the various boulders and problems can be found on Dave Henderson's www.javu.co.uk

Access notes
Park at the car park off the B3387, to the E of Widecombe in the Moor. Walk N up the hill towards the boulders.

Guidebooks
Boulder Britain (2011), South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 BABY SLAB  
2Baby Slab P1V0 5b *310
3Baby Slab P2V1 5c 279
4Baby Slab P3V3 6a 171
5Baby Slab (using left arete)VB *159
6Arete R of Baby SlabV1 4
7Baby slab traverseV0- 8
 CRACKED BOULDER  
9Cracked Boulder P4V0- 4c 100
10Cracked Boulder P5V6 6b/c 8
11P5 Low (Project)V9  
12SnatchV4 6b **15
 THE CUBE  
14The Cube P7V0+ 5c 185
15The Cube P8V0- 4c 132
16The Cube P10V4 6a 105
17The Cube P10 sitstartV6 6b 46
18The Cube P11V1 5c 274
19The Cube - Javu Problem 12V2 6a 4
20The Cube P13VB 3c 262
21The Cube P14V3 6a *195
22Lowla's CubeV10 ***1
23The Cube Uphill FaceTraverse P15V5 6b ***78
24The Cube P16V3 6a 11
2518 (Javu)V5 6b/6c 3
26The Cube Arete P17V4 6b 107
27The Cube P19V2 49
28LowlaV8 6b 7
29Lowla ReverseV7 **1
30Lowla Reverse TraverseV9 **1
31Lowla (There and Back)V9 **2
32The Cube Traverse (Low finish)V9 **1
33The Cube Traverse P21V8+ 6c 3
 SLOPEY TRAVERSE BLOCK  
35Slopey Traverse P22V5 6b ***86
36Slopey Traverse ReverseV5 6b **10
37Slopey Traverse ExtensionV5 ***1
38Slopey Traverse VariationV6  
 WARM UP SLAB  
40Warm Up Slab P25V3 6b 67
41Warm Up Slab - Left of CrackV0 5a 70
42Warm Up Slab P26VB 4a *313
43Warm Up Slab P27V1 5c *294
44Warm Up Slab P28V0 5b 205
45Warm Up Slab P29V5 6b 13
46Warm Up Slab P30V3 6a 62
47Warm Up Slab P30 (5c version)V2 5c 20
48Warm Up Slab P33V3 6a **42
49Warm Up Slab P34V2 5c 17
50Warm-Up TraverseV1 10
51ArkemV8+ ***15
52The MoorV10 7a ***2
53The Moor SDS (Project)V13  
 THE DARK SIDE  
55Dark Side Left AreteV0 5b 127
56Dark Side FlakeV0 5a *202
57The Dark SideV8 7a 6
58Dark Side TraverseV1 5c *113
59Dark Side P39V2 6a 8
60Right Slab DirectV2 6a ***11
61The Dark Side P41V0 5a *49
 THE SCOOPS  
63P43V5 6b 2
64The Scoop P46V6 6b/c 7
65The ScoopV4 6b 18
66Ivory MountainV9 6c 1
67Arete left of scoopV8 6c **9
 THE BRIDGE  
69P49 (Javu Guide)V5 1
70The Bridge P50V1 5c 67
71P51 Under the bridgeV6 6b ***8
72Problem 52E3 5b 2
73Emerald Crack (P53)V4 6b 1
 TWIN CRACKS  
75Twin Cracks Sector P53V4 6b **3
76Left of Twin CracksV6 6
77Twin Cracks P45V0+ 5b 73
78Twin Crack SSV1 **7
79"4c" CrackV0 5a 17
80Twin Cracks Left (javu 58b)V5 6b **8
 RIPPLED WALL  
82The Rippled Wall Arete P61V3 6b 38
83The Rippled WallV4 6b ***175
84Rippled Wall Bum Start P62bV9  
85Rippled Wall P63V2 5c 12
86Rippled Wall P65V2 6a **16
87Rippled Wall Traverse P66V2 5c 35
88Rippled Wall Right Arete P67V1 5c *6
89Opposite Rippled Wall P69V0 5a **174
90Opposite Rippled Wall P69bV3 5b **5
 UMPIRE WALL  
92Umpire Wall left areteE2 5b 41
93You Cannot Be SeriousE3 6a 21
94The Umpire Strikes BackE3 6a 12
 BIG SLAB  
96Big Slab P73V0 5b 80
97Big Slab P74VB 3c 159
98Big Slab P75VB 4b 99
99Big Slab P76V2 6a *17
100Multiple Lines Up The Slab 3aVB 3a 23
 INNOCUOUS TRAVERSE  
102The Innocuous TraverseV0 5b 142
103Innocuous ExtensionV5 6b 30
104Innocuous Extension VariationV9  
105InnoculationV8+ 6c 1
 THE TOWER  
107The Tower P80V2 5c *18
108The Tower P81V6 6c *2
 NEIL DIAMOND AREA  
110P83V5 1
111Tom's TraverseV4 6a 24
112Secteur Neil Diamond - P85bV5 6c **4
 THE WAVE  
114P86V5 6b **62
115OsillationsV8 6b/c ***2
116Something and NothingV8 6b/c ***5
117Catching the WaveV11 ***1
118Diamond DistrictV12 ***2
119FloaterV9 6c *2
120The Green RoomV12 6c ***2
121TsunamiV10 6c ***3
122Tsunami (LH)V10 *** 
123Tsunami ExtensionV11 6c ***1
124Tsunami Extension (LH)V11 * 
125The Wave TraverseV10 6c **2
126Rip CurlV6 6c **4
127Hang TenV9 6c **1
128The WaveV6 6c ***64
129The Wave (SDS)V8+ **1
130The Wave FootlessV11 *1
131The Wave (Left Hander)V8 6c **16
132The Wave Left Hander (SDS)V9 ** 
133Hanging Crack Low into The WaveV7 **1
134Hanging Crack P89V3 6a 126
135Hanging Crack low startV5 6a **2
136ProjectV12  
 THE TRENCH  
138The Trench v3 (Javu p94)V3 6a *11
139The Trench TraverseV1 5b **124
140Low Trench TraverseV3 6a **22
141Bum CrackV0 5a 33
142The Trench P96V3 6a/6b 13
143P96 EliminateV8 *1
144P96 VariationV6 **1
145The Trench P98V2 6a *22
 THE EGG  
147The Egg LeftV4 ** 
148The Egg ProjectV11  
149The EggV8 ** 
150Dirty Jam AlleyV3 5c **1
 GREG'S DYNO AREA  
152OBVIOUS TRAVERSEVB 6
153OBVIOUS HIGH TRAVERSEVB 3
154Greg's Dyno Secteur P99V1 5c **92
155Dan's dynoV6 **1
156Between 99 and 100V1 5b 2
157Greg's Dyno Secteur P100V0 5a 22
158Greg's Dyno Secteur P101V3 6a *45
159Greg's Dyno P102V3 6a 139
160Greg's Dyno Secteur P103V2 6a 21
161Calmer P104V3 6a 15
162Rockover right of CalmerV0 ***2
 OTHER  
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Yeah a photo topo on the Wave boulder would be good! I will try and make one this week.
Beastly Squirrel - 07/Dec/14
First time at Bonehill at the weekend, more reccy than climbing as was walking with girlfriend. Any of the locals fancy putting together a clear photo topo of the wave wall and it's recent additions? Could be me but wasn't so clear on Javu.
drewish - 03/Nov/14
Lots of variety in the problems. Difficult to really work the hard problems as they destroy your skin!!
TokyoFixedGear - 21/Oct/08
Great place to spend a day, or even a weekend. Lots of problems to keep yourself amused. Could even find some long routes of you wanted to break out the lead rack, not sure how difficult it would be but a good place to learn leading and rope work.
diggers - 14/Jul/08
This is an awesome area for bouldering, and well worth a couple of hours travel to get to. All around bonehill there are tors with some great problems and for all abilities, but just bonehill itself could keep you busy all day, and then some. the other surrounding tors are definately quieter though. the granite is punishing on the skin.
simon lippett - 06/Aug/06
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 07/Oct/2012
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