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Four Blocks Crag

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Back Nine T 
Brain Strain S 
Bust'n Out S 
Dead Dog S 
Diving Board, The S 
First Timer S 
Gator Cheese S 
Impotence S 
Jack S 
Lego Mania S 
Pocket Reference S 
Red Corner S 
Roses Rock TR 
Spocks Socks S 
Why T 
Why Not S 

Four Blocks Crag  

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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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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

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Four Blocks Crag:
Back Nine   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Red Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Why Not   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Brain Strain   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
First Timer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Diving Board   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lego Mania   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Impotence   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Pocket Reference   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Bust'n Out   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Four Blocks Crag
Topping out the arete.

Pocket Reference 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Four Blocks Crag
This moves up the arete on small face holds. The easy start can be done stemming the corner or try direct to the first bolt for a challenge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Four Blocks Crag Slideshow Add Photo
View from near the parking area.
View from near the parking area.
Faint trail up to the cliff.
Faint trail up to the cliff.

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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
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 Brock Mickelsen
From: SLC
Apr 7, 2013
Great area! We stopped here on our way down to Moab for some spring break climbing and were pleasantly surprised to find this area. Great bolting and all the routes were very fun.
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?
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