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The Bone Cave Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,222'
Location: 40.4514, -111.6685 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Nov 1, 2012

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A steeply-overhanging, soot-blackened cave with several steep 5.12 routes, with one 5.10 and one 5.11 on the wall to the west. (Another 5.12 on the wall to the west can be climbed at 5.11 by bypassing the crux to the left.)

This photo shows the cave—the black area in the center of the image.


Left-to-right, starting on wall to left of cave:

1. Scoliosis 5.10b/c
2. Osteoporosis 5.12c (can be climbed at 5.11)


3. Screaming Skeleton 5.11b

Large boulders

In and around the cave proper:

4. Broken Bones 5.12a
5. Bonedaddy 5.12d
6. Cross Bones 5.12c
7. Ribcage 5.12b/c

Getting There 

Park at a pullout just past the Little Mill Campground exit. Across the road and down canyon a little you'll see a bit of a trail that bisects the brush and heads up the hill. Follow the obvious, up-and-left-angling trail past a fallen tree or two and then head over the top of an outcropping which is more or less directly across the road from the campground exit.

The cave is just around the outcropping.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bone Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bone Cave:
Scoliosis   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Screaming Skeleton   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan cleaning at the top of Scoliosis

Scoliosis 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Bone Cave
An exciting line that runs up just to the left of a thin prow.A delicate move or two to the first bolt, then some careful foot work to the second (don't fall clipping the second bolt—you'll deck). Arete trickery for a bit, then left onto the face left of the arete, following the good pockets to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out.
Looking out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the boulder problem.
Starting the boulder problem.

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