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Elevation: 5,931 ft 1,808 m
GPS: 38.0733, -109.5813
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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+).

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 Suggest change

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.

For the main approach park just past the 2nd cattle guard. The trail starts by angling back right for a while. The second half becomes fairly steep with some light scrambling. It deposits you around Carbondale Short Bus.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 4X4

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 139
Take 5
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 122
Marshmallow Safari
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 136
Hookers 'n Blow
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 261
4 x 4
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 46
Long Bandito route - hands into…
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 79
Transmission Trouble
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin crack s…
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 49
Variety Pack
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 21
Monster Truck
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
4x20
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 36
Hydraulic Pump
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 27
Crankcase
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 27
Salt-Lake Special
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5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
 5
Carbondale Short Bus
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Country
 135
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Take 5
 139
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Marshmallow Safari
 122
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hookers 'n Blow
 136
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
4 x 4
 261
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Long Bandito route - hands…
 46
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Transmission Trouble
 79
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin cr…
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Variety Pack
 49
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Monster Truck
 21
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
4x20
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Hydraulic Pump
 36
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Crankcase
 27
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Salt-Lake Special
 27
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Carbondale Short Bus
 5
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a R Trad
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