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"Unnamed 5.11+" in Bloom Guide T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
4 x 4 T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
4x20 T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Carbondale Short Bus T 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
Collision Course T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Country T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crankcase T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Dashboard Jesus T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Destination Paris T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hookers 'n Blow T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hydraulic Pump T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Jimmy's Three Inch Weenie T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Knobby Tires T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Lift Kit T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Linkage T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Long Bandito route - hands into wide corner T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Marshmallow Safari T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Minute Lube T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Monster Truck T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Salt-Lake Special T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Take 10 T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Take 5 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Town T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tranny Trouble T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown 21 - aka 'every bit of awkward' T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown 5.12 Large Lichen Corner T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unnamed 5.10 (route 34) - R of tunnel T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10 RF flake just R of knobby tires T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner capped by roof T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unnamed 5.11 (36) - RF corner through 2 roofs T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin crack start T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Variety Pack T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
scout T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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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, grk10vq
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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 5.12+ (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.

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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
 36
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner capped by…
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 79
Country
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Take 5
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 73
Marshmallow Safari
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 75
Hookers 'n Blow
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 153
4 x 4
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 23
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 21
Collision Course
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 20
Lift Kit
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 44
Tranny Trouble
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 25
Variety Pack
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
Monster Truck
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 17
Hydraulic Pump
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 12
Crankcase
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 13
Salt-Lake Special
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 5.10- w/ LF corner…
 36
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Country
 79
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Take 5
 75
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Marshmallow Safari
 73
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hookers 'n Blow
 75
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
4 x 4
 153
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt start
 23
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Collision Course
 21
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Lift Kit
 20
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Tranny Trouble
 44
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Variety Pack
 25
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Monster Truck
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Hydraulic Pump
 17
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Crankcase
 12
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Salt-Lake Special
 13
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
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slim    
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. May 26, 2009
caughtinside
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
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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. Jan 7, 2011
claytown
Boulder, CO
claytown   Boulder, CO
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. Oct 17, 2011

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