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Beer Walls

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3.2 T,TR 
Afternoon Delight T 
Backs against the Wall T 
Blacksmith T 
Bouncer T,TR 
Center Stage T,TR 
Clutch and Cruise T 
Coors Corner 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 

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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

31 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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'   
Sword   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
CWI   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lichenbrau   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Equis   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
Rockaholic   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fast and Furious   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Clutch and Cruise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pegasus   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
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'   
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Turbocharge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blacksmith   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Neutron Brew   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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'   
Pat Tricks   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Lindsay Duca getting into the business of Rockahol...

Rockaholic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls
At the far left end of the Lower Beer Walls is a left leaning finger crack that splits an otherwise polished face--This is Rockaholic. Start on low hands and smeary feet to the left of the crack below the obvious finger crack. Easily climb up and right, pulling into the fissure using a few high feet out left and a good hand hold out right. From here, the beta for the route is simple: Try to keep your left foot pasted to the polished left face while fighting through the rattly and flaired fin...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Liche...
John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Liche...
An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.
An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.
jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbir...
jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbir...
Late afternoon at the Beer Walls
Late afternoon at the Beer Walls

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