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) 01 Mar 1988 (approx)
Alan Watts Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1988 (approx)

Second ascent.

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

Jerry Moffatt Lead (Worked) 01 Mar 1988 (approx)

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

Sean Myles Lead (Worked) 01 Apr 1988 (approx)

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

Lynn Hill Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1999 (approx)

First female ascent.

Adam Ondra Lead (Onsight) 07 Nov 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/