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

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
 128
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 64
CWI
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 112
Sword
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 125
Seven Ounces
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 129
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 42
Equis
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 160
Rockaholic
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Clutch and Cruise
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 35
Pegasus
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 177
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Turbocharge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Blacksmith
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 112
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
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
 128
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
CWI Lower Beer Wall
 64
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sword Lower Beer Wall
 112
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Seven Ounces Upper Beer Wall
 125
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Upper Beer Wall
 129
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Equis Lower Beer Wall
 42
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Rockaholic Lower Beer Wall
 160
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clutch and Cruise Lower Beer Wall
 61
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Lower Beer Wall
 35
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Frosted Mug Upper Beer Wall
 177
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Turbocharge Lower Beer Wall
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blacksmith Lower Beer Wall
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Upper Beer Wall
 112
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Live Free or Die Live Free or Die Area
 43
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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