Elevation: 5,931 ft
GPS: 38.073, -109.581 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: TuffGong on Apr 26, 2003
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas - In Effect March 1st 2021 Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

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 5.13+ 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 4X4

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 48
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner cappe…
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 106
Country
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 106
Take 5
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 91
Marshmallow Safari
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 103
Hookers 'n Blow
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 208
4 x 4
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Long Bandito route - hands into…
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 34
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 31
Collision Course
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 59
Transmission Trouble
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 39
Variety Pack
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Monster Truck
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 25
Hydraulic Pump
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 19
Crankcase
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 18
Salt-Lake Special
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner…
 48
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Country
 106
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Take 5
 106
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Marshmallow Safari
 91
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hookers 'n Blow
 103
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
4 x 4
 208
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Long Bandito route - hands…
 27
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start
 34
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Collision Course
 31
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Transmission Trouble
 59
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Variety Pack
 39
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Monster Truck
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Hydraulic Pump
 25
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Crankcase
 19
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Salt-Lake Special
 18
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
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