Elevation: 1,762 ft
GPS: 44.143, -73.755 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 19, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jim Lawyer, Morgan Patterson

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 cliffs sit low on a hillside they are 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, and there is a porta potty off to the right. Continue straight to the height of land. You are now on top of the Upper Beer Wall on its (climber's) left end.

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beer Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 140
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 68
CWI
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 122
Sword
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 130
Seven Ounces
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 137
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 172
Rockaholic
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Fast and Furious
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Clutch and Cruise
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 37
Pegasus
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 186
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Turbocharge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Blacksmith
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 116
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Live Free or Die
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Tequila Mockingbird
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight Lower Beer Wall
 140
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
CWI Lower Beer Wall
 68
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sword Lower Beer Wall
 122
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Seven Ounces Upper Beer Wall
 130
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Upper Beer Wall
 137
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Lower Beer Wall
 172
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fast and Furious Live Free or Die Area
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clutch and Cruise Lower Beer Wall
 64
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Lower Beer Wall
 37
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Frosted Mug Upper Beer Wall
 186
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Turbocharge Lower Beer Wall
 75
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blacksmith Lower Beer Wall
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Upper Beer Wall
 116
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Live Free or Die Live Free or Die Area
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Tequila Mockingbird Upper Beer Wall
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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