Bonehill Rocks (Bone Hill)

Climbs 136 – 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 *
 CRACKED BOULDER 
7Cracked Boulder P4V0- 4c
8Cracked Boulder P5V6 6b/c
9SnatchV4 6b **
 THE CUBE 
11The Cube P7V0+ 5c
12The Cube P8V0- 4c
13The Cube P10V4 6a
14The Cube P10 sitstartV6 6b
15The Cube P11V1 5c
16The Cube P13VB 3c
17The Cube P14V3 6a *
18Lowla's CubeV10 ***
19The Cube Uphill FaceTraverse P15V5 6b ***
20The Cube P16V3 6a
21The Cube Arete P17V4 6b
22The Cube P19V2
23LowlaV7 6b
24Lowla (There and Back)V9 **
25The Cube Traverse P21V8 6c
 SLOPEY TRAVERSE BLOCK 
27Slopey Traverse P22V5 6b ***
28Slopey Traverse ReverseV5 6b **
 WARM UP SLAB 
30Warm Up Slab P25V3 6b
31Warm Up Slab - Left of CrackV0 5a
32Warm Up Slab P26VB 4a *
33Warm Up Slab P27V1 5c *
34Warm Up Slab P28V0 5b
35Warm Up Slab P29V5 6b
36Warm Up Slab P30V3 6a
37Warm Up Slab P30 (5c version)V2 5c
38Warm Up Slab P33V3 6a **
39Warm Up Slab P34V2 5c
40ArkemV8+ ***
41The MoorV10 7a ***
 THE DARK SIDE 
43Dark Side Left AreteV0 5b
44Dark Side FlakeV0 5a *
45The Dark SideV8 7a
46Dark Side TraverseV1 5c *
47Dark Side P39V2 6a
48Right Slab DirectV2 6a ***
49The Dark Side P41V0 5a *
 THE SCOOPS 
51The ScoopV4 6b
52Ivory MountainV8 6c
 THE BRIDGE 
54The Bridge P50V1 5c
55Problem 52E3 5b
 TWIN CRACKS 
57Twin Cracks P45V0+ 5b
58"4c" CrackV0 5a
 RIPPLED WALL 
60The Rippled Wall Arete P61V3 6b
61The Rippled WallV4 6b ***
62Rippled Wall Bum Start P62bV9
63Rippled Wall P63V2 5c
64Rippled Wall P65V2 6a **
65Rippled Wall Traverse P66V2 5c
66Rippled Wall Right Arete P67V1 5c *
67Opposite Rippled Wall P69V0 5a **
 UMPIRE WALL 
69Umpire Wall left areteE2 5b
70You Cannot Be SeriousE3 6a
71The Umpire Strikes BackE3 6a
 BIG SLAB 
73Big Slab P73V0 5b
74Big Slab P74VB 3c
75Big Slab P75VB 4b
76Big Slab P76V2 6a *
77Multiple Lines Up The Slab 3aVB 3a
 INNOCUOUS TRAVERSE 
79The Innocuous TraverseV0 5b
80Innocuous ExtensionV5 6b
81InnoculationV8 6c
 THE TOWER 
83The Tower P80V2 5c *
 NEIL DIAMOND AREA 
85Tom's TraverseV4 6a
86Secteur Neil Diamond - P85bV5 6c **
 THE WAVE 
88P86V5 6b **
89OsillationsV8 6b/c ***
90Something and NothingV8 6b/c ***
91FloaterV9 6c *
92The Green RoomV12 6c ***
93TsunamiV10 6c ***
94Tsunami ExtensionV11 6c ***
95The Wave TraverseV10 6c **
96Rip CurlV6 6c **
97Hang TenV9 6c **
98The WaveV6 6c ***
99The Wave (Left Hander)V8 6c **
100Hanging Crack P89V3 6a
101Hanging Crack low startV5 6a **
 THE TRENCH 
103The Trench v3 (Javu p94)V3 6a *
104The Trench TraverseV1 5b **
105Low Trench TraverseV3 6a **
106The Trench P96V3 6a/6b
107Bum CrackV0 5a
108The Trench P98V2 6a *
 GREG'S DYNO AREA 
110Greg's Dyno Secteur P99V1 5c **
111Dan's dynoV6 **
112Between 99 and 100V1 5b
113Greg's Dyno Secteur P100V0 5a
114Greg's Dyno Secteur P101V3 6a *
115Greg's Dyno P102V3 6a
116Greg's Dyno Secteur P103V2 6a
117Calmer P104V3 6a
 OTHER 
119Roof RightV3 6a **
120Roof LeftV3 6a **
121Dirty Jam AlleyV3 5c **
122Twin Crack SSV1 **
123Left of Twin CracksV6
124OBVIOUS TRAVERSEVB
125OBVIOUS HIGH TRAVERSEVB
126Twin Cracks Left (javu 58b)V5 6b **
127Arete left of scoopV8 6c **
128P98V0 5b
129Warm-Up TraverseV1
130RH rib of curved scoopV0+
131Vague Arête SitterV3 6a *
13218 (Javu)V5 6b/6c
133P83V5
134The Cube - Javu Problem 12V2 6a
135P43V5 6b
136P49 (Javu Guide)V5
137P51 Under the bridgeV6 6b ***
138Jamming Crackf3+
139Wall right of crackf5+
140Wall with flakef4+
141Rounded aretef5+
142The Scoop P46V6 6b/c
143Baby slab traverseV0-
144The Tower P81V6 6c *
145Twin Cracks Sector P53V4 6b **
146Emerald Crack (P53)V4 6b
147The Cube Traverse (Low finish)V9 **
148Lowla Reverse TraverseV9 **
149Lowla ReverseV7 **
150Emma QuereshiVD
151Baby Slab using right arêteVB
152Catching the Wave *V11 ***
153Opposite Rippled Wall P69b *V3 5b **
154LOW ROOF RIGHT OF CALMER *V1
155The Wave FootlessV10 *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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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