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Four Blocks Crag

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First Timer S 
Gator Cheese S 
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Jack S 
Lego Mania S 
Pocket Reference S 
Red Corner S 
Roses Rock TR 
Spocks Socks S 
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Four Blocks Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9351, -108.485 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: garrettem on May 23, 2011
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View from near the parking area.


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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Four Blocks Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Four Blocks Crag:
Red Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Diving Board   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pocket Reference   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Impotence   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Bust'n Out   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Four Blocks Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Evan topping out Spocks Socks.

Spocks Socks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Four Blocks Crag
This has fun climbing to several round quartz nodules at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Four Blocks Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Faint trail up to the cliff.
Faint trail up to the cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: 4 Blocks Wall.
4 Blocks Wall.

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By Alex Garhart
May 24, 2011
Nice, Garrett, can't wait to go check them out.
By garrettem
Jun 6, 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.
By J Shepherd
Jun 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Unlisted route between Spocks Socks and Red Corner...
Unlisted route between Spocks Socks and Red Corner, 3 bolts to chain anchor.

I don't think I see this one listed here. It is just around the corner from Red Corner.
By Jeremy Werlin
Feb 9, 2013
Thanks for all the work, boyz. Had a great afternoon at the 4 Blocks. I'll be back soon to tick some more. Cheers.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Mar 9, 2014
Fun crag, nice work!
By Jonathan Godes
May 16, 2014
Anyone find a pink pair of Scarpas there about a month ago? Along with a Nalgene?
By N Miles
From: Grand Junction, CO
Sep 11, 2015
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.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 6, 2017
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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