Scarface | 8b+ Sport route

The first 8b+ established by an American in the US (this is significant as 8b+ translates to 14a in US sport climbing grades). There is debate about the grade with some suggesting 8b (or 13d).


Ascents

6 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Scott Franklin Lead (Worked) 1st March 1988 (approx)
Alan Watts Lead (Worked) 1st January 1988 (approx)

Second ascent.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/alan-watts-climbing-interview.html

Jerry Moffatt Lead (Worked) 1st March 1988 (approx)

The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Sean Myles Lead (Worked) 1st April 1988 (approx)

The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Lynn Hill Lead (Worked) 1st January 1999 (approx)

First female ascent.

Adam Ondra Lead (Onsight) 7th November 2018

First OS of a 14a at Smith.

https://www.lacrux.com/en/klettern/vlog-7-adam-ondra-climbs-scarface-8b-in-the-smith-rocks-onsight-area/