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Beer Block  


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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 20, 2006
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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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
It's Time to Drink Beer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Tecate Two-Step   5.12- 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'   
BYOB   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 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
Leah Sandvoss on "It's Time to Drink Beer" (5.12a), El Rito, New Mexico

It's Time to Drink Beer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
Steep but more positive-than-they-look holds lead past the first three bolts with good clipping stances. Move up to the lip/bulge on good holds and clip the fourth bolt just over the lip. Watch out with short draws because the rope carabiner sits right on the lip and can get pushed open. Consider a long draw or doubled draws on this bolt. Then blast into the thin, gaston-action crux to get over the lip. Grab some welcomed larger holds, clip the fifth bolt and trend left to the shared anchor with...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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