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Banditos !  T 
Anal Leakage T 
Big Guy T 
Big Jon T 
Black Uhuru T 
Carlito's Way T 
Cement Shoes T 
Cleaner, The T 
Cocaine Blues T 
Columbian Hit Man T 
Comic Relief T 
Cross Dihedral T 
Death of a Cowboy T 
Desert Shield T 
Desert Sunset T 
Desert Vuarnet T 
Dirt Cheap T 
Fat Farm, The T 
Fertile Crescent T 
Internal Scar T 
Lt. Uhuru T 
Mantel Illness T 
Montana Gangster T 
My Little Friend T 
Not That Funny T 
Nubian Slave T 
Polaris T 
Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butter) T 
Route 666 T 
Scard Face  T 
Scarface T 
Sicilian T 
Spam T 
Steel Pulse T 
Sudden Impact T 
Torque Wrench T 
Trading Places T 
Twitch T 
Unknown (just right of Spam) T 
Unknown 10 T 
Unknown 10+ T 
Unknown 5.9 T 
Unknown Bandito Route T 
Unknown name( 20 in 2nd edition) T 
Unnamed 10- T 
Unnamed 5.9 T 
Wavy Gravy T 
Way Of The Gun T 
Where's Carruthers? T 
Your Mama T 


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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

50 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Black Uhuru   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Your Mama   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mantel Illness   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad   
Where's Carruthers?   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Big Guy   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Twitch   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Sicilian   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 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   
Scarface   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Big Jon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Steel Pulse   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Comic Relief   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Desert Vuarnet   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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
Looking up from the base of the first pitch

Cement Shoes 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Scarface

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Beautiful fall color on the way to Scarface.
BETA PHOTO: Beautiful fall color on the way to Scarface.
View from Scarface Wall at sunset October 22, 2006...
View from Scarface Wall at sunset October 22, 2006...
chopping some chain..
chopping some chain..
Eddie getting the last bit of light for the day. O...
Eddie getting the last bit of light for the day. O...
mid jan 2009
mid jan 2009
a view near wavy gravy
a view near wavy gravy
close up
close up
you know what kind of of lizard this is?
you know what kind of of lizard this is?
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 walck.cassie@gmail.com. Thank you so much!
By grk10vq
Jan 31, 2011
Found Shoes at Scarface
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