Bonehill Rocks (Bone Hill)

Climbs 146 – 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 *312
3Baby Slab P2V1 5c 282
4Baby Slab P3V3 6a 173
5Baby Slab (using left arete)VB *161
6Arete R of Baby SlabV1 4
7Baby slab traverseV0- 9
 CRACKED BOULDER  
9Cracked Boulder P4V0- 4c 101
10Cracked Boulder P5V6 6b/c 9
11P5 Low (Project)V9  
12SnatchV4 6b **16
 THE CUBE  
14The Cube P7V0+ 5c 188
15The Cube P8V0- 4c 133
16The Cube P9V7 6c *1
17The Cube P10V4 6a 108
18The Cube P10 sitstartV6 6b 51
19The Cube P11V1 5c 277
20The Cube - Javu Problem 12V2 6a 5
21The Cube P13VB 3c 266
22The Cube P14V3 6a *197
23Lowla's CubeV10 ***1
24The Cube Uphill FaceTraverse P15V5 6b ***81
25The Cube P16V3 6a 12
2618 (Javu)V5 6b/6c 4
27The Cube Arete P17V4 6b 108
28The Cube P19V2 50
29LowlaV8 6b 8
30Lowla ReverseV7 **1
31Lowla Reverse TraverseV9 **1
32Lowla (There and Back)V9 **2
33The Cube Traverse (Low finish)V9 **1
34The Cube Traverse P21V8+ 6c 3
 SLOPEY TRAVERSE BLOCK  
36Slopey Traverse P22V5 6b ***89
37Slopey Traverse ReverseV5 6b **12
38Slopey Traverse ExtensionV5 ***2
39Slopey Traverse VariationV6  
 WARM UP SLAB  
41Warm Up Slab P25V3 6b 68
42Warm Up Slab - Left of CrackV0 5a 70
43Warm Up Slab P26VB 4a *317
44Warm Up Slab P27V1 5c *298
45Warm Up Slab P28V0 5b 206
46Warm Up Slab P29V5 6b 13
47Warm Up Slab P30V3 6a 62
48Warm Up Slab P30 (5c version)V2 5c 20
49Warm Up Slab P33V3 6a **43
50Warm Up Slab P34V2 5c 17
51Warm-Up TraverseV1 12
52ArkemV8+ ***17
53The MoorV10 7a ***2
54The Moor SDS (Project)V13  
 THE DARK SIDE  
56Dark Side Left AreteV0 5b 128
57Dark Side FlakeV0 5a *203
58The Dark SideV8 7a 6
59Dark Side TraverseV1 5c *114
60Dark Side P39V2 6a 8
61Right Slab DirectV2 6a ***11
62The Dark Side P41V0 5a *49
 THE SCOOPS  
64P43V5 6b 2
65The Scoop P46V6 6b/c 7
66The ScoopV4 6b 19
67Ivory MountainV9 6c 1
68Arete left of scoopV8 6c **10
 THE BRIDGE  
70P49 (Javu Guide)V5 1
71The Bridge P50V1 5c 67
72P51 Under the bridgeV6 6b ***8
73Problem 52E3 5b 2
74Emerald Crack (P53)V4 6b 1
 TWIN CRACKS  
76Twin Cracks Sector P53V4 6b **3
77Left of Twin CracksV6 6
78Twin Cracks P45V0+ 5b 73
79Twin Crack SSV1 **8
80"4c" CrackV0 5a 17
81Twin Cracks Left (javu 58b)V5 6b **8
 RIPPLED WALL  
83The Rippled Wall Arete P61V3 6b 40
84The Rippled WallV4 6b ***177
85Rippled Wall Bum Start P62bV9  
86Rippled Wall P63V2 5c 12
87Rippled Wall P65V2 6a **16
88Rippled Wall Traverse P66V2 5c 37
89Rippled Wall Right Arete P67V1 5c *6
90Opposite Rippled Wall P69V0 5a **175
91Opposite Rippled Wall P69bV3 5b **5
 UMPIRE WALL  
93Umpire Wall left areteE2 5b 41
94You Cannot Be SeriousE3 6a 21
95The Umpire Strikes BackE3 6a 12
 BIG SLAB  
97Big Slab P73V0 5b 80
98Big Slab P74VB 3c 159
99Big Slab P75VB 4b 99
100Big Slab P76V2 6a *17
101Multiple Lines Up The Slab 3aVB 3a 23
 INNOCUOUS TRAVERSE  
103The Innocuous TraverseV0 5b 143
104Innocuous ExtensionV5 6b 31
105Innocuous Extension VariationV9  
106InnoculationV8+ 6c 1
 THE TOWER  
108The Tower P80V2 5c *18
109The Tower P81V6 6c *2
 NEIL DIAMOND AREA  
111P83V5 1
112Tom's TraverseV4 6a 25
113Secteur Neil Diamond - P85bV5 6c **4
 THE WAVE  
115P86V5 6b **63
116Neither Here nor ThereV8 1
117OsillationsV8 6b/c ***2
118Something and NothingV8 6b/c ***5
119Catching the WaveV11 ***1
120Diamond DistrictV12 ***2
121FloaterV9 6c *2
122The Green RoomV12 6c ***3
123TsunamiV10 6c ***4
124Tsunami (LH)V10 *** 
125Tsunami ExtensionV11 6c ***1
126Tsunami Extension (LH)V11 * 
127The Wave TraverseV10 6c **2
128The New Wave TraverseV10 *** 
129Rip CurlV6 6c **4
130Hang TenV9 6c **1
131The WaveV6 6c ***65
132The Wave (SDS)V8+ **1
133The Wave FootlessV11 *1
134The Wave (Left Hander)V6 6c **17
135The Wave Left Hander (SDS)V9 ** 
136Hanging Crack Low into The WaveV7 **1
137Hanging Crack P89V3 6a 128
138Hanging Crack low startV5 6a **2
139ProjectV12  
 THE TRENCH  
141The Trench v3 (Javu p94)V3 6a *12
142The Trench TraverseV1 5b **127
143Low Trench TraverseV3 6a **22
144Bum CrackV0 5a 34
145The Trench P96V3 6a/6b 13
146P96 EliminateV8 *1
147P96 VariationV6 **1
148The Trench P98V2 6a *22
 THE EGG  
150The Egg LeftV4 ** 
151The Egg ProjectV11  
152The EggV8 ** 
153Dirty Jam AlleyV3 5c **1
 GREG'S DYNO AREA  
155OBVIOUS TRAVERSEVB 6
156OBVIOUS HIGH TRAVERSEVB 3
157Greg's Dyno Secteur P99V1 5c **93
158Dan's dynoV6 **1
159Between 99 and 100V1 5b 2
160Greg's Dyno Secteur P100V0 5a 22
161Greg's Dyno Secteur P101V3 6a *45
162Greg's Dyno P102V3 6a 140
163Greg's Dyno Secteur P103V2 6a 21
164Calmer P104V3 6a 15
165Rockover 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