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"Unnamed 5.11+" in Bloom Guide T 
4 x 4 T 
Carbondale Short Bus T 
Collision Course T 
Country T 
Crankcase T 
Destination Paris T 
Hookers 'n Blow T 
Hydraulic Pump T 
Jimmy's Three Inch Weenie T 
Knobby Tires T 
Lift Kit T 
Linkage T 
Marshmallow Safari T 
Minute Lube T 
Monster Truck T 
Salt-Lake Special T 
scout T 
Take 10 T,TR 
Take 5 T 
Town T 
Tranny Trouble T 
Unknown 21 - big hands flare T 
Unknown 5.12 Large Lichen Corner T 
Unknown long hands into wide corner T 
Unknown OW T 
Unnamed  T 
Unnamed 5.10 (route 34) - R of tunnel T 
Unnamed 5.10 - just after turning the corner T 
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner capped by roog T 
Unnamed 5.11 (36) - RF corner through 2 roofs T 
Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin crack start T 
Unnamed 5.11 R of Variety Pack T 
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start T,S 
Variety Pack T 
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Description 

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+).

Routes range from 5.10 to 5.12+ (to my immediate knowledge)with a fair amount of 5.11 to be found across the broad face. Bring your standard Indian Creek cam assortment with emphasis on #1 and #1.5 friends for the finger crack testpieces. A handful of #2 and #3 Camalots as well as #4 Friends will help you up the namesake 4X4 (5.10+), which is highly recommended.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.4 miles from here

35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',13],['5.11',17],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 4X4:
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner capped by roog   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Country   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Unnamed 5.10 (route 34) - R of tunnel   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Take 5   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Marshmallow Safari   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unnamed 5.10 - just after turning the corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Destination Paris   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Take 10   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
4 x 4   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hookers 'n Blow   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tranny Trouble   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Monster Truck   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Collision Course   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Lift Kit   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 110'   
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Variety Pack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin crack start   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Hydraulic Pump   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Crankcase   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Salt-Lake Special   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 60'   
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Featured Route For 4X4
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Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin crack start 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : 4X4
This route has two starts, the left one is a sweet fingers to off fingers splitter which is what we did. The right one we didn't do but it looked like it starts out as .4 Camalots in a corner and then gets bigger. Both cracks start by gently climbing up some flaky rock that is easy to climb but poor in quality. The left crack starts with .3 fingers to a stance on a sketchy looking flake/tooth thing. It looks like it should fall out but it was solid enough to stand on, I wouldn't recommend pu...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of 4X4 Slideshow Add Photo
B+W of unknown climber on Salt Lake City Special 5.12+
B+W of unknown climber on Salt Lake City Special 5...
A unknown climber (I think the BD rep for Belgium) on Salt Lake City Special, 5.12+
A unknown climber (I think the BD rep for Belgium)...
Dave(?) from Telluride on Crankcase.
Dave(?) from Telluride on Crankcase.
View from the crag.
View from the crag.
Nate Sydnor enjoying the sunset after a great day of climbing at 4x4.
Nate Sydnor enjoying the sunset after a great day ...
Sunset from the parking lot.
Sunset from the parking lot.
Robert Duncan on Unknown at the 4x4 Wall, Indian Creek.
Robert Duncan on Unknown at the 4x4 Wall, Indian C...
A climbers disappears into yet another beautiful crack at Indian Creek (4x4 Wall).
A climbers disappears into yet another beautiful c...

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By slim
Administrator
May 26, 2009
massive rockfall on the far, far left side of 4X4 sunday night. approximately 5 years ago there was a fairly good sized rock fall in the same location that left a pillar of sorts with a broken off arete. it looks like this whole thing fell down. not sure if any routes were affected, will have to investigate when i get some time.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 7, 2011
mountainproject.com/v/utah/moa...

I think this is a duplicate of the route above... lots of thin hands to the pod before the anchor. I would say .10+ creek rating.
By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 17, 2011
The new trail that was put in last year is now finished. From the parking lot, follow the obvious trail north along the west side of the road for 100 yards then it continues west up washes and paths past a lot of steep trailwork and stepped rocks through the steep sections. Long approach by creek standards. The last steep section that required scrambling is now built out and more casual. Trail comes up left of 4x4 and Take 5.