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Routes in The Scar

Butterfly, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Eviscerate S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Extended Care S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flapper, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Knee Scar S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pockmarks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Staph S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sub-Lux S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sunkist S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tender to the Touch S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Zipper, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Shared By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on May 10, 2009
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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

The Scar is a beautiful cliff overlooking Moab, the Matheson Wetlands and the Colorado River. The routes here are all overhanging sport climbs. The wall catches morning sun and afternoon shade and there is often a slight breeze.

The Scar seems to have a higher percentage of calcite in it's matrix, giving the stone a much more solid character than most Wingate (more similar to Castleton Tower). The routes here are not that long, ranging from 30 to 70 feet in length, but the flat-nature of the holds make the routes pumpy. All in all it’s a distinct change from the other climbing venues around Moab.

Getting There

As Potash Road enters the Colorado River Canyon at what is commonly called The Portal, the Wingate Sandstone layer angles to road level. This is between 2.5 and 3 miles from the turn off onto Potash from US 191.

Just before the point where the Wingate layer meets the Colorado River, one can see a beige “scar” about 200 feet above the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Scar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Tender to the Touch
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
The Flapper
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Eviscerate
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
The Butterfly
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tender to the Touch
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Flapper
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Eviscerate
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Butterfly
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Shane Martin Smith
United States
Shane Martin Smith   United States
Just recently went to this area for the first time. Something very cool about this place was that someone had carved all of the route names and grades in to stones and propped them up at the bottom of the routes. This was very helpful since I had no info on this area at the time. Sep 30, 2015

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