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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 cliff faces East it sits low on a hillside and is guarded by many trees. Therefore, the rock can remain damp even for a couple of days after it has rained.
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. The left-hand trail leads to the Upper Beer Walls (Seven Ounces, Guinness, and 3.2), while the right-hand path brings you along the top of the Lower Beer Walls (Rockaholic, Afternoon Delight). 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.
Weather station 9.7 miles from here
37 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Beer Walls
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Walls:
Sword 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Lichenbrau 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Labatt-Ami 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Equis 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Rockaholic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Pegasus 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Turbocharge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Blacksmith 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Radioactive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Bouncer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Beer Walls
Radioactive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b New York
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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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An evening view from the Lower Beer Walls.