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3.2 T,TR 
Afternoon Delight T 
Backs against the Wall T 
Blacksmith T 
Bouncer T,TR 
Clutch and Cruise T 
Coors Corner T 
CWI T 
Detoxification T,TR 
Diagonal Chockstone Chimney T 
Equis T,TR 
Fast and Furious T 
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving T 
Frosted Mug T 
Joey Baggadonuts T 
Jugs of Beer T 
Labatt-Ami T 
Lichenbrau T 
Live Free or Die T,TR 
Neutron Brew T 
Pat Tricks T 
Pats' Blue Ribbon S 
Pegasus T 
Radioactive T 
Rockaholic T 
Seven Ounces T 
Sword T 
Tequila Mockingbird T,TR 
Turbocharge T 
Wandering Lunatic S 

Beer Walls  


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Description 

Found in 1982, the Beer Walls have become, without a doubt, the most popular crag in Keene Valley due to its' accessibility, ease of top-roping, and many climbs with moderate difficulty.

With such a large variety of climbs from 5.4 to 5.13b, the Beer Walls can be rather busy on beautiful weekend days. But where else can climbers go to enjoy the richest Adirondack views without having to scale the slabs of Chapel Pond, or endure the steep approach and walls of Washbowl? Though this may be the case, there is ALWAYS something to climb.

Beware: Although the cliff faces East it sits low on a hillside and is guarded by many trees. Therefore, the rock can remain damp even for a couple of days after it has rained.

Getting There 

Most climbers park at the wide shoulder Just north of the Spider's Web. Walk north along the road to a steep trail that leaves the road about 100 yards away from the parking.

Head uphill. The path splits at the crest of the hill and several trails lead you to various destinations. The left-hand trail leads to the Upper Beer Walls (Seven Ounces, Guinness, and 3.2), while the right-hand path brings you along the top of the Lower Beer Walls (Rockaholic, Afternoon Delight). Most of the trails are very easy to navigate, and are laid out to minimize erosion, so try to stay on the paths at all times.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

30 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beer Walls:
Afternoon Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
CWI   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sword   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lichenbrau   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Seven Ounces   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Labatt-Ami   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Pegasus   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Fast and Furious   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Joey Baggadonuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Rockaholic   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Clutch and Cruise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Frosted Mug   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   
Live Free or Die   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Turbocharge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Blacksmith   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Tequila Mockingbird   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 130'   
Radioactive   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Neutron Brew   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Pat Tricks   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Beer Walls
Paul demonstrating the crux beta for the upper crux on this fine route, choking the cobra.

Pat Tricks 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls
A hidden route, but one not to be missed. Pat Tricks begins below a low bolt that protects the routes' technical crux. Move up the wall on hidden incuts and tricky moves to a solution pocket/bucket. Take a quick rest then finish off the technical crux by smearing out to a shallow left-facing flake/corner to your left. Protect this and take a plum line straight up passing a couple large horizontals and small overlaps. From the small cedar, continue up the face past several more committing mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

Photos of Beer Walls Slideshow Add Photo
jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbird
jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbir...
An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.
An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.
John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Lichenbrau's first pitch.  A route to recommend somewhat reminiscent of Shawangunk face climbs like Yellow Ridge. - photo John Ely
John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Liche...

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