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 *
3Baby Slab P2V1 5c
4Baby Slab P3V3 6a
5Baby Slab (using left arete)VB *
6Arete R of Baby SlabV1
7Baby slab traverseV0-
 CRACKED BOULDER 
9Cracked Boulder P4V0- 4c
10Cracked Boulder P5V6 6b/c
11P5 Low (Project)V9
12SnatchV4 6b **
 THE CUBE 
14The Cube P7V0+ 5c
15The Cube P8V0- 4c
16The Cube P10V4 6a
17The Cube P10 sitstartV6 6b
18The Cube P11V1 5c
19The Cube - Javu Problem 12V2 6a
20The Cube P13VB 3c
21The Cube P14V3 6a *
22Lowla's CubeV10 ***
23The Cube Uphill FaceTraverse P15V5 6b ***
24The Cube P16V3 6a
2518 (Javu)V5 6b/6c
26The Cube Arete P17V4 6b
27The Cube P19V2
28LowlaV8 6b
29Lowla ReverseV7 **
30Lowla Reverse TraverseV9 **
31Lowla (There and Back)V9 **
32The Cube Traverse (Low finish)V9 **
33The Cube Traverse P21V8+ 6c
 SLOPEY TRAVERSE BLOCK 
35Slopey Traverse P22V5 6b ***
36Slopey Traverse ReverseV5 6b **
37Slopey Traverse ExtensionV5 ***
38Slopey Traverse VariationV6
 WARM UP SLAB 
40Warm Up Slab P25V3 6b
41Warm Up Slab - Left of CrackV0 5a
42Warm Up Slab P26VB 4a *
43Warm Up Slab P27V1 5c *
44Warm Up Slab P28V0 5b
45Warm Up Slab P29V5 6b
46Warm Up Slab P30V3 6a
47Warm Up Slab P30 (5c version)V2 5c
48Warm Up Slab P33V3 6a **
49Warm Up Slab P34V2 5c
50Warm-Up TraverseV1
51ArkemV8+ ***
52The MoorV10 7a ***
53The Moor SDS (Project)V13
 THE DARK SIDE 
55Dark Side Left AreteV0 5b
56Dark Side FlakeV0 5a *
57The Dark SideV8 7a
58Dark Side TraverseV1 5c *
59Dark Side P39V2 6a
60Right Slab DirectV2 6a ***
61The Dark Side P41V0 5a *
 THE SCOOPS 
63P43V5 6b
64The Scoop P46V6 6b/c
65The ScoopV4 6b
66Ivory MountainV9 6c
67Arete left of scoopV8 6c **
 THE BRIDGE 
69P49 (Javu Guide)V5
70The Bridge P50V1 5c
71P51 Under the bridgeV6 6b ***
72Problem 52E3 5b
73Emerald Crack (P53)V4 6b
 TWIN CRACKS 
75Twin Cracks Sector P53V4 6b **
76Left of Twin CracksV6
77Twin Cracks P45V0+ 5b
78Twin Crack SSV1 **
79"4c" CrackV0 5a
80Twin Cracks Left (javu 58b)V5 6b **
 RIPPLED WALL 
82The Rippled Wall Arete P61V3 6b
83The Rippled WallV4 6b ***
84Rippled Wall Bum Start P62bV9
85Rippled Wall P63V2 5c
86Rippled Wall P65V2 6a **
87Rippled Wall Traverse P66V2 5c
88Rippled Wall Right Arete P67V1 5c *
89Opposite Rippled Wall P69V0 5a **
90Opposite Rippled Wall P69bV3 5b **
 UMPIRE WALL 
92Umpire Wall left areteE2 5b
93You Cannot Be SeriousE3 6a
94The Umpire Strikes BackE3 6a
 BIG SLAB 
96Big Slab P73V0 5b
97Big Slab P74VB 3c
98Big Slab P75VB 4b
99Big Slab P76V2 6a *
100Multiple Lines Up The Slab 3aVB 3a
 INNOCUOUS TRAVERSE 
102The Innocuous TraverseV0 5b
103Innocuous ExtensionV5 6b
104Innocuous Extension VariationV9
105InnoculationV8+ 6c
 THE TOWER 
107The Tower P80V2 5c *
108The Tower P81V6 6c *
 NEIL DIAMOND AREA 
110P83V5
111Tom's TraverseV4 6a
112Secteur Neil Diamond - P85bV5 6c **
 THE WAVE 
114P86V5 6b **
115OsillationsV8 6b/c ***
116Something and NothingV8 6b/c ***
117Catching the WaveV11 ***
118Diamond DistrictV12 ***
119FloaterV9 6c *
120The Green RoomV12 6c ***
121TsunamiV10 6c ***
122Tsunami (LH)V10 ***
123Tsunami ExtensionV11 6c ***
124Tsunami Extension (LH)V11 *
125The Wave TraverseV10 6c **
126Rip CurlV6 6c **
127Hang TenV9 6c **
128The WaveV6 6c ***
129The Wave (SDS)V8+ **
130The Wave FootlessV11 *
131The Wave (Left Hander)V8 6c **
132The Wave Left Hander (SDS)V9 **
133Hanging Crack Low into The WaveV7 **
134Hanging Crack P89V3 6a
135Hanging Crack low startV5 6a **
136ProjectV12
 THE TRENCH 
138The Trench v3 (Javu p94)V3 6a *
139The Trench TraverseV1 5b **
140Low Trench TraverseV3 6a **
141Bum CrackV0 5a
142The Trench P96V3 6a/6b
143P96 EliminateV8 *
144P96 VariationV6 **
145The Trench P98V2 6a *
 THE EGG 
147The Egg LeftV4 **
148The Egg ProjectV11
149The EggV8 **
150Dirty Jam AlleyV3 5c **
 GREG'S DYNO AREA 
152OBVIOUS TRAVERSEVB
153OBVIOUS HIGH TRAVERSEVB
154Greg's Dyno Secteur P99V1 5c **
155Dan's dynoV6 **
156Between 99 and 100V1 5b
157Greg's Dyno Secteur P100V0 5a
158Greg's Dyno Secteur P101V3 6a *
159Greg's Dyno P102V3 6a
160Greg's Dyno Secteur P103V2 6a
161Calmer P104V3 6a
162Rockover right of CalmerV0 ***
 OTHER 
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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