BETA PHOTO: Beer Block West face
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.
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.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Beer Block
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Block:
El Beerto 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 46'
The Thing 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 40'
Featured Route For Beer Block
It's Time to Drink Beer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a New Mexico
: El Rito
: ... : Beer Block
Steep but more positive-than-they-look holds lead past the first three bolts with good clipping stances. Move up to the lip/bulge on good holds and clip the fourth bolt just over the lip. Watch out with short draws because the rope carabiner sits right on the lip and can get pushed open. Consider a long draw or doubled draws on this bolt. Then blast into the thin, gaston-action crux to get over the lip. Grab some welcomed larger holds, clip the fifth bolt, get to the lip and veer hard left to th...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: Beer Block North face