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.
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.
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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'
Featured Route For Beer Block
El Beerto 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
A new route in 2006 on the west side of Beer Block. A nicely bolted route that steepens the higher you go. Thinner moves down low around the second bolt with steep moves passing the last bolt and moving to the anchors on the left. The anchor location looks odd but it's not that much of a traverse and offers a big jug for clipping so it makes sense. Two cruxes--going to the sixth bolt and then again traversing to the big jug below the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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