Altitude 380m a.s.l
Bouldering at Bone Hill Rocks © Sean Kelly
Bonehill needs little introduction and is the spiritual home of Dartmoor bouldering. In the same league as Stanage Plantation, Bas Cuvier and Buttermilks; some say it is better than all of those rolled into one. With over 100 quality problems, through the entire grading spectrum, only a minute from the car, this is justifiably popular with boulderers and picnickers alike. Feast on the classic bouldering but head for the nearby alternatives if you fancy peace and quiet.
A free guide is available from the Javu UK website run by the man who originally documented these boulders.
Follow the Haytor to Widecombe road, passing the Haytor Visitor Centre, Saddle Tor and Hemsworthy Gate. Turn right at Harefoot Cross, signposted for Manaton and Hound Tor. If approaching from Widecombe this junction is very tight so take care. Follow the road for 350m and take the small lane on the left as the road bends right. After 200m the rocks become apparent.
|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