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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',10],['5.7',4],['5.8',8],['5.9',2],['5.10',11],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=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 Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Walls:
Afternoon Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Beer Wall
Sword   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Beer Wall
Lichenbrau   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Lower Beer Wall
Labatt-Ami   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Upper Beer Wall
Equis   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Beer Wall
Rockaholic   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lower Beer Wall
Clutch and Cruise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lower Beer Wall
Fast and Furious   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Live Free or Die Area
Joey Baggadonuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Lower Beer Wall
Pegasus   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Lower Beer Wall
Frosted Mug   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   Upper Beer Wall
Live Free or Die   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Live Free or Die Area
Blacksmith   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Lower Beer Wall
Turbocharge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Beer Wall
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Beer Wall
Tequila Mockingbird   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Upper Beer Wall
Neutron Brew   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Upper Beer Wall
Radioactive   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Upper Beer Wall
Bouncer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Upper Beer Wall
Pats' Blue Ribbon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Beer Wall
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Featured Route For Beer Walls
Rock Climbing Photo: Radioactive 10b (if you squint you can see a climb...

Radioactive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Upper Beer Wall
Excellent climbing on the slightly overhanging 5.10 wall. Several other routes and many variations follow the same terrain, but no worries: all are good, and all are similar in grade!Start at some mossy ledges and scramble up through some massive juggy boulders. Use the right-hand of two similar cracks splitting the bulge, gaining a stance under an overhang. Move left under the overhang (or go straight up for Radioactive Direct 10d, substantially harder), and eventually work right again to head ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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Rock Climbing Photo: Late afternoon at the Beer Walls
Late afternoon at the Beer Walls
Rock Climbing Photo: John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Liche...
John Hoffmann hanging from the belay tree on Liche...
Rock Climbing Photo: jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbir...
jaysen henderson at the crux on tequila mockingbir...
Rock Climbing Photo: An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.
An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.

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