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Bad To The Bone S 
Bone Ami T 
Bone Spur S 
Buried Alive S 
Chilled to the Bone S 
Grave New World S 
Grave Robber S 
It's A Wanderful Life S 
Layed to Rest S 
Little Trundle Of Joy S 
Master Blaster S 
Modern Relic T,S 
Nail in My Coffin S 
No Brainer S 
Prince Brushing S 
Six Feet Under S 
Skeleton Key S 
Sweeping Beauty S 
Throw Me a Bone S 
Tibial Pursuit S 
Tombstone Tourist S 
Unearth Thee Delights S 
When The Whip Comes Down S 

Boneyard  


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Description 

The Boneyard is a great mid-mountain destination to escape the heat of summer. Several quality sport routes can be found here, from 5.9+ to 5.12-. The area shares an approach with the uber popular Ridgeline crag and can be a welcome haven from the crowded gym-like atmosphere that can occur there.

Getting There 

Park on the right pullout at milepost ~18.5 next to a quarry of white rock. Don't get too discouraged when you see 4-6 cars in this area as most of the climbers are likely at Ridgeline. The trail for both areas begins up a steep slope at the upper end of the lot. As you work your way up the drainage wash take care not to slip on polished slabs. The hike reaches a saddle intersection and breaks off to the right and to the left. Take the right trail to the base of the climbs. The approach should take approximately 15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',12],['5.11',9],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boneyard:
Buried Alive   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Layed to Rest   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Master Blaster   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
No Brainer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 220'   
Six Feet Under   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Grave New World   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Modern Relic   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Sweeping Beauty   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 99'   
Tibial Pursuit   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Grave Robber   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Chilled to the Bone   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 190'   
Unearth Thee Delights   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 70'   
It's A Wanderful Life   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 190'   
Bone Spur   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 170'   
Bad To The Bone   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Boneyard
JSt on the FA.  Note how far left he is.  He is still on the route.

It's A Wanderful Life 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Boneyard
70M ROPE REQUIRED A long and winding route that takes a lifetime to get up. Really cool to do as one long pitch just be sure you are not using those silly little dogbones or the rope drag will make the top really unpleasant. Can be done as two pitches but it is really cool to do it as one. Be sure to use long (not quite shoulder length) draws at the two bolts below the big roof to reduce rope drag. After the first set of anchors do not be afraid to wander way left to keep this climb in the g...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Boneyard Slideshow Add Photo
Looking up at the "Boneyard" from the area below Ridgeline. The approach is not that far just very (Steep and Brushy)
Looking up at the "Boneyard" from the area below R...
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Ridgeline and The Boneyard
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Rid...
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Ridgeline and The Boneyard
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Rid...
The Boneyard as seen from Ridgeline
The Boneyard as seen from Ridgeline
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Ridgeline and The Boneyard.
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Rid...
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Ridgeline and The Boneyard
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Rid...
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Ridgeline and The Boneyard
The Boneyard as seen from the Pinnacle between Rid...
Here is a pano I put together taken atop the Ridgeline crag. Boneyard just right of center.
Here is a pano I put together taken atop the Ridge...

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By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Jul 19, 2006
Definitely the perfect escape from the Ridgeline crowds, I've been there 5 times and only seen other people once..

Climb there first, then go to Ridgeline to warm down (in terms of climbing) and warm-up (in terms of sunlight)..
By Ryan Sinclair
From: Loma LInda, CA
Sep 6, 2008
The 5.11d route (not listed) is missing its last hanger above the second crux.
By Jimbo
Sep 9, 2008
This route, which is in Squeezing the Lemmon II, is called When the Whip Comes Down. The bolt missing the hanger is the one you clip before you pull the roof at the top. I'll replace it when and if I go there again. Otherwise someone else might think about replacing it.
By Ryan Sinclair
From: Loma LInda, CA
May 16, 2009
"When the whip comes down" now has a hanger
By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 15, 2012
My understanding of the routes (Left to Right)

Grave Robber (11- bc 60ft) Extreme left.

Buried Alive (10 bc)
Bone Spur (11+ bc 170ft) 90ft Extension of Buried Alive.
Bone Ami (9+ bc)

It's A Wanderful Life (11+ bc 190ft) Starts on ledge 20ft up.
Chilled to the Bone (11 bc, 190ft) Goes right of roof.
Layed to Rest (10 bc) Extension off pitch 1 of Chilled to the Bone.
Grave New World (10+ bc 250ft)
Masterblaster (10+ bc, 130ft) Scramble 3 bolts to first anchors.
No Brainer (10+ bc, 220ft)

Six Feet Under (10+ bc 65ft)
Unearth Thee Delights (11+ bc 70ft)
Skeleton Key (10d bc 70ft) Small tree at ledge left of route.
Tibial Pursuit (11a bc 70ft) Starts off tree; ends with corner.
Nail In My Coffin (10- bc)

Bad To The Bone (12- bc)
When The Whip Comes Down (11+ bc)
Throw Me a Bone (11 bc 70ft) 10ft right of When The Whip Comes Down.
Little Trundle Of Joy (10 bc 75ft) Hole near first bolt.

Prince Brushing (10 bc 110ft) Left side of first buttress.
Sweeping Beauty (10+ bc 100ft) Right side of first buttress.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 18, 2012
Very nice John. It would be great if a couple of people like you were given access to sort any routes.
By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 23, 2012
Thanks to the admin who sorted the routes -- it is appreciated.

I actually requested administrator privileges a couple of months ago but was denied. Perhaps it is for the best as I already spend enough time on this site.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 23, 2012
That's too bad, John. I would think those guys would be psyched to have you sorting all this stuff out. That would save them a lot of work and would be helpful to the rest of us, too.

I'm glad that one of the admins sorted this area based on your post, though.
By FelicityMuth
Jun 21, 2013
I'd recommend helmets for belayers on these routes- we had some sizeable rocks come down on a few of the climbs.