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 with improvements by Dan Rogers
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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 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
 109
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 83
Sword
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 100
Seven Ounces
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Equis
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 132
Rockaholic
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 30
Pegasus
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Clutch and Cruise
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 133
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Turbocharge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Blacksmith
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 85
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Radioactive
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Neutron Brew
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Tequila Mockingbird
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight Lower Beer Wall
 109
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Sword Lower Beer Wall
 83
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Seven Ounces Upper Beer Wall
 100
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Upper Beer Wall
 97
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Equis Lower Beer Wall
 37
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Rockaholic Lower Beer Wall
 132
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Lower Beer Wall
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Clutch and Cruise Lower Beer Wall
 51
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Upper Beer Wall
 133
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Turbocharge Lower Beer Wall
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blacksmith Lower Beer Wall
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Upper Beer Wall
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Radioactive Upper Beer Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Neutron Brew Upper Beer Wall
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tequila Mockingbird Upper Beer Wall
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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The Beer Walls are very popular in the summer (quiet and shaded), and are regularly used by groups of visiting climbers and by local climbing schools. I've found that most groups congregate around either the Afternoon Delight area (beginners) or the Frosted Mug area (advanced). If you see 2 or 3 stretch vans parked in the small parking pulloff, there's a strong likelihood that at least one of the ends will be crowded.
It takes 15-20 min from the parking area to reach the ends of the Lower Beer Wall, the Afternoon Delight end is the farther.
Labatt Ami, Frosted Mug and FDDD may be one of the best trio of ADK climbs … so some say.
If you feel strong and brave … across the highway is the Spiders Web. Jan 7, 2019