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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beer Block:
Village Cobbler 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 45'
El Beerto 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 46'
It's Time to Drink Beer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 40'
Buddha's Beer Belly 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 40'
Tecate Two-Step 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 40'
Whipper Wonderland 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 40'
Little Kings 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport
To Beer or Not to Beer 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Sport, 40'
BYOB 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 40'
12-pack Link 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 40'
The Thing 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 40'
Featured Route For Beer Block
Whipper Wonderland 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
Sequency problem beginning at around the second to last bolt, with a power move through "the wave" at the top, to a large jug just above the left anchor bolt. Clean fall as overhung as the rock is....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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