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The 4X4 wall is one of the best places to climb when it is a little too warm to be in the sun. The most popular routes are in the shade and face North. Expect a more adventurous feel at this wall compared to the more popular areas. On many of the classic routes, the varnish is very dark, which translates into some of the best rock quality in the creek. Be aware though, there is a little loose rock here and there, as well as some lichen due to the walls northern exposure. Since the climbs do not get constant traffic, the inside walls of the crack may be a bit dusty / dirty (I once had a partner that complained his finger stacks would not stick because of this issue. He was trying to send "Hydraulic Pump" 5.12+).
This the first buttress encountered on right side of Beef Basin Road. The majority of the climbs on this wall face North toward the main road. Several options exist for the approach. It is advised to check with the current state of Indian Creek camping options before deciding where to pitch your tent, or approach this wall. In years past one could park just past the turn off for Bridger Jack camping and find cairns and a trail that takes one up the talus slope to the base of the routes. Use good judgement in your approach. It is not uncommon to be the only party at the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 4X4:
Hookers n Blow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Unnamed 5.10- 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Take 5 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Marshmallow Safari 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Unnamed 5.11- 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
4 x 4 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tranny Trouble 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Lift Kit 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 110'
Unnamed 5.11 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Variety Pack 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Hydraulic Pump 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Crankcase 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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4 x 4 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c UT : Moab Area : ... : 4X4
When parking just before the cattle guard and approaching up the main trail, this route is visible as a big hands crack in a slot with a triangular roof just before a set of anchors. From the top of the trail navigate a 100 yards or so right (or north) to the base of the route.The climb is straight forward plugging and chugging until the roof where the size changes to about 4 inches. After turning the roof (crux), the anchors are just above. Possible second pitch continues on, although I am n...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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