Elevation: 5,761 ft
GPS: 38.069, -109.55 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Wells on Nov 28, 2001
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas - In Effect Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

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.

54 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scarface

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Fertile Crescent
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 491
Wavy Gravy
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 257
Where's Carruthers?
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 191
Black Uhuru
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 95
Dirt Cheap
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 144
Ravin' Daves (previously called…
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 158
Big Guy
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butter)
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 59
Lt. Uhuru
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 669
Scarface
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 132
Mantel Illness
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 59
Torque Wrench
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 63
Twitch
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 123
Sicilian
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 65
Desert Vuarnet
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fertile Crescent
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wavy Gravy
 491
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Where's Carruthers?
 257
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Black Uhuru
 191
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Dirt Cheap
 95
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Ravin' Daves (previously ca…
 144
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Big Guy
 158
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butter)
 105
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lt. Uhuru
 59
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Scarface
 669
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Mantel Illness
 132
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Torque Wrench
 59
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Twitch
 63
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Sicilian
 123
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Desert Vuarnet
 65
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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