Elevation: 7,824 ft
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Shared By: GDS on Jul 18, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland


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.

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Ryan Sinclair
Loma LInda, CA
Ryan Sinclair   Loma LInda, CA
The 5.11d route (not listed) is missing its last hanger above the second crux. Sep 6, 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. Sep 9, 2008
Ryan Sinclair
Loma LInda, CA
Ryan Sinclair   Loma LInda, CA
"When the whip comes down" now has a hanger May 16, 2009
Littleton, CO
Hendrixson   Littleton, CO
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. Jul 15, 2012
Very nice John. It would be great if a couple of people like you were given access to sort any routes. Jul 18, 2012
Littleton, CO
Hendrixson   Littleton, CO
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. 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. Jul 23, 2012
I'd recommend helmets for belayers on these routes- we had some sizeable rocks come down on a few of the climbs. Jun 21, 2013
Wear your helmets!! On Sat. Sept. 3 some idiotic UA freshmen decided it would be fun to trundle rocks off the top of Boneyard. My partner barely escaped with his life: the head & chest-sized rocks landed on our rope tarp. Sep 6, 2016
J Mo
Tucson, AZ
J Mo   Tucson, AZ
Great reason to use a grigri too. Then at least one person lives. I'm super glad you both are OK- that rockfall sounded horrifying! Sep 6, 2016
Queen LaTufa
tucson, az
Queen LaTufa   tucson, az
It seems I left my 5.10, size 8ish, tan, velcro anasazi's at the crag last week. If anyone happens to come across them please contact me!!! Thanks in advance! Jun 14, 2017