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Beer Block Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.39295, -106.19563 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 20, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Beer Block West face

Description 

A large freestanding block with climbs on all four sides of it. The Beer Block has a nice selection of short climbs ranging from from 5.11- to 5.13+. This area is great in the summertime with shade on the majority of climbs throughout the day.

Getting There 

Hiking along the approach trail to El Rito, as soon as you start seeing the crags, look slightly down and right. The large freestanding block is Beer Block. Hard to miss, as it is the only large block in the area. If you continue, you will run into the Big Pine Wall, which is to the right of beer block as you face the crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beer Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Block:
Village Cobbler   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
El Beerto   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 46'   
Tecate Two-Step   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Buddha's Beer Belly   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
It's Time to Drink Beer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Whipper Wonderland   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Little Kings   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
To Beer or Not to Beer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 40'   
The Thing   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For Beer Block
Rock Climbing Photo: Wes moving nicely through the lower sections

To Beer or Not to Beer 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  New Mexico : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
Technical crimps to a big move. Had been graded 12d in earlier guides, but seems quite a bit easier. Great route though....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Beer Block North face
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