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Elevation: 1,762 ft
GPS: 44.14329, -73.75542
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 19, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Jim Lawyer

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 162
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 135
Sword
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 148
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 198
Rockaholic
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 222
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Blacksmith
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 131
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Radioactive
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Neutron Brew
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Tequila Mockingbird
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
No Comments from the Peanut Gallery
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Instant Makeout
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
On The Case
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Pats' Blue Ribbon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 4
Center Stage
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight Lower Beer Wall
 162
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Sword Lower Beer Wall
 135
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Upper Beer Wall
 148
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Lower Beer Wall
 198
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Upper Beer Wall
 222
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Blacksmith Lower Beer Wall
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Upper Beer Wall
 131
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Radioactive Upper Beer Wall
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Neutron Brew Upper Beer Wall
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tequila Mockingbird Upper Beer Wall
 48
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
No Comments from the Peanut… Upper Beer Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Instant Makeout Case Wall
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
On The Case Case Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pats' Blue Ribbon Lower Beer Wall
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Center Stage Upper Beer Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad, TR
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