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Routes in Four Blocks Crag

Back Nine T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Brain Strain S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bust'n Out S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Dead Dog S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Diving Board, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Timer S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gator Cheese S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Impotence S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jack S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lego Mania S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pocket Reference S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Corner S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Roses Rock TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Spocks Socks S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Why T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Why Not S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

This area has several short, easy to moderate sport routes and a few short trad options. It is shaded in the morning and gets good sun in the afternoon making climbing possible year round. The rock is decent quality Burro Canyon Sandstone.

Getting There

This cliff is located about 1/2 way between the Ice Cubes (Thor Wall) and the Bone Park. From Whitewater, take CO Hwy 141 south approximately 4.5 miles. The pullout for parking is on the left hand side of the road in a small, easily missed drainage right before the highway takes a sharp right turn.

There no established trail to approach the cliff. From the parking area, walk up the gully/powerline road looking left for a rock cairn. From this, follow an excessive amount of cairns up to the cliff. The upper part of the trail is easier to find, and you arrive at the base of Lego Mania.

GPS coordinates for the parking area are 38.93491,-108.48661.

Per Michael Schneiter: the pullout for Four Blocks Crag is 4.1 miles from the road to Cactus Park, if you're coming from the south.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Four Blocks Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Red Corner
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Brain Strain
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
The Diving Board
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Dead Dog
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 16
Impotence
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Pocket Reference
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 20
Bust'n Out
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Red Corner
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Brain Strain
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Diving Board
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dead Dog
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Impotence
 16
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Reference
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bust'n Out
 20
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
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Nice, Garrett, can't wait to go check them out. May 24, 2011
Thanks, glad to hear people are liking the new areas and that they will see some use. This area should get better and better as it's climbed and has a few more routes left to put up. Jun 6, 2011


I don't think I see this one listed here. It is just around the corner from Red Corner. Jun 22, 2012
Jeremy Werlin
Cedaredge, CO
Jeremy Werlin   Cedaredge, CO
Thanks for all the work, boyz. Had a great afternoon at the 4 Blocks. I'll be back soon to tick some more. Cheers. Feb 9, 2013
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
Fun crag, nice work! Mar 9, 2014
Anyone find a pink pair of Scarpas there about a month ago? Along with a Nalgene? May 16, 2014
N Miles
Grand Junction, CO
N Miles   Grand Junction, CO
Looks like they blocked off the parking area with highway markers. Maybe because it was a sketchy highway entrance right near a blind corner. Anyways, I am sure it will be possible to park near it and walk in still. Sep 11, 2015
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
The pullout for Four Blocks Crag is 4.1 miles from the road to Cactus Park, if you're coming from the south. Sep 6, 2017

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