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Scarface Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jason Wells on Nov 28, 2001


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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


A great area with a fairly good selection of climbs, with most residing in the 5.11 range. Since it faces due south it gets good sun all day long and is climbable on all but the coldest days - which also means a miserable experience if you go up there when it's hot. While up there, you'll experience some of the best views in the region.

Most of the climbing is bound by two great routes - Black Uhuru on the left and Wavy Gravy (worth the walk) on the right. In between lots of great climbs can be found, including the mega-classic Scarface.

Getting There 

Continue past the Supercrack area for several miles on 211 as it winds its way along the cliffs. The large parking area can be found on the left side of the road just after a sharp left curve that goes into a long straightaway. The lot is several hundred yards before a fence and cattle guard, about a half mile before the reservoir, and a mile or so before the Beef Basin road junction.

Due north from the lot, look up for the prominent buttress gleaming in the sun. Find a good trail across the road and follow it as is dips into a wash before heading up talus to the base. Upon reaching the base, the majority of the climbs can be found on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

51 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Scarface

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scarface:
Scard Face    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wavy Gravy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Where's Carruthers?   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Your Mama   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Unknown 10+   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Black Uhuru   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Big Guy   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Lt. Uhuru   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mantel Illness   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad   
Scarface   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad   
Sudden Impact   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Torque Wrench   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Big Jon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Desert Vuarnet   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Sicilian   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Comic Relief   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Desert Shield   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Cement Shoes   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
My Little Friend   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Death of a Cowboy   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For Scarface
Rock Climbing Photo: Sudden impact from the base

Sudden Impact 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  UT : Moab Area : ... : Scarface
This climb is a great thin-hands crack in a corner with occasional rests. The roof will probably be the crux for most people. The crack starts out a tad smaller (green Camalots) and then becomes great thin-hands climbing with nice holds on the face for rests. The roof packs a bit of a punch but perfect hand jamming awaits above, taking you to the anchors. Definitely recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Scarface Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful fall color on the way to Scarface.
BETA PHOTO: Beautiful fall color on the way to Scarface.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Scarface Wall at sunset October 22, 2006...
View from Scarface Wall at sunset October 22, 2006...
Rock Climbing Photo: chopping some chain..
chopping some chain..
Rock Climbing Photo: Eddie getting the last bit of light for the day. O...
Eddie getting the last bit of light for the day. O...
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Rock Climbing Photo: mid jan 2009
mid jan 2009
Rock Climbing Photo: a view near wavy gravy
a view near wavy gravy
Rock Climbing Photo: close up
close up
Rock Climbing Photo: you know what kind of of lizard this is?
you know what kind of of lizard this is?
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam an Thad in the good light
Adam an Thad in the good light

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By Robert Stetler
Dec 20, 2001
As I remember it starts in fingers, it is really balancy up the start, it then goes to really good tight hands for a way (#2 friends) then it gets a little wider and gets easier. There is some cool stemming up top, not necesary but a good break. My wuss partner John, flopped all over it. This is a really good route that utterly fails to suck.
By Alan Searcy
From: Pine, Colorado
Oct 29, 2004
This is hard at the bottom but eases off after 30 feet or so. Stellar jamming, my mitts were a little too big for the bottom third, so it felt desperate and insecure. Up higher (as the rain really started coming down) the tight hands opened up into a luscious, slightly moist, slutty, big hands, crack.
By Cassie Walck
Apr 30, 2009
!!!LOST!!! : Canon Powershot Camera in a red, white and black christmas sock. Was lost around April 26, 2009 and is most likely at the Scarface parking lot. If found please please please email me at Thank you so much!
By grk10vq
Jan 31, 2011
Found Shoes at Scarface

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