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Bad To The Bone 
Bone Ami 
Bone Spur 
Buried Alive 
Chilled to the Bone 
Grave New World 
Grave Robber 
It's A Wanderful Life 
Layed to Rest 
Little Trundle Of Joy 
Master Blaster 
Modern Relic 
Nail in My Coffin 
No Brainer 
Prince Brushing 
Six Feet Under 
Skeleton Key 
Sweeping Beauty 
Throw Me a Bone 
Tibial Pursuit 
Tombstone Tourist 
Unearth Thee Delights 
When The Whip Comes Down 

Boneyard 


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Submitted By: GDS on Jul 18, 2006
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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.


23 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['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:
Little Trundle Of Joy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 75'   
Layed to Rest   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buried Alive   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Master Blaster   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Six Feet Under   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Sweeping Beauty   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 99'   
Grave New World   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
No Brainer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 220'   
Tibial Pursuit   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Grave Robber   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Chilled to the Bone   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 190'   
Unearth Thee Delights   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Boneyard
Greg finessing the sustained technical upper first pitch.

Grave New World 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Boneyard
A long first pitch that has a lot of easy climbing up to a roof. After the roof it eases up a bit then it gets interesting and sustained most of the way to the anchors. When the angle kicks up the climbing and the rock get really good. The second pitch heads up the easy chimney 15 feet or so until possible to pull on to the bolted face. The climbing is good and finishes strong. The exposure and position of this pitch make going to the top worthwhile. The route is new and it will take time ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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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.