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Case Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Live Free or Die Area 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lower Beer Wall 20 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Upper Beer Wall 14 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Elevation: 1,762 ft
GPS: 44.143, -73.755 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 19, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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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 and 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

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Afternoon Delight
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sword
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Equis
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rockaholic
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fast and Furious
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clutch and Cruise
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Pegasus
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Frosted Mug
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Turbocharge
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blacksmith
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Radioactive
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Neutron Brew
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tequila Mockingbird
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight Lower Beer Wall 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Sword Lower Beer Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Upper Beer Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Equis Lower Beer Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Rockaholic Lower Beer Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fast and Furious Live Free or Die Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clutch and Cruise Lower Beer Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Lower Beer Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Frosted Mug Upper Beer Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Turbocharge Lower Beer Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blacksmith Lower Beer Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Upper Beer Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Radioactive Upper Beer Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Neutron Brew Upper Beer Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tequila Mockingbird Upper Beer Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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