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Beer Block Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 20, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Beer Block North face

Description 

A large freestanding block with climbs on all four sides of it. The Beer Block has a nice selection of short climbs ranging from from 5.11- to 5.13+. This area is great in the summertime with shade on the majority of climbs throughout the day.

Getting There 

Hiking along the approach trail to El Rito, as soon as you start seeing the crags, look slightly down and right. The large freestanding block is Beer Block. Hard to miss, as it is the only large block in the area. If you continue, you will run into the Big Pine Wall, which is to the right of beer block as you face the crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beer Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Block:
Village Cobbler   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
El Beerto   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 46'   
Buddha's Beer Belly   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Tecate Two-Step   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Whipper Wonderland   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Little Kings   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
To Beer or Not to Beer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 40'   
The Thing   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For Beer Block
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Village Cobbler 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
This route is on the southeast side of the Beer Block just through the narrow passage between Beer Block and the Big Pine Wall block. But despite the sunny-sounding aspect, it's shaded by the Big Pine Wall block most of the day making it a nice route for those hot days. Start out on chalked-up but not-so-positive holds to some decent holds for clipping the first few bolts. After the third bolt the climbing becomes steeper and a bit run-out to a difficult clip at the fourth bolt with a fixed chai...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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