BETA PHOTO: Beer Block North 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 Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beer Block:
El Beerto 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 46'
BYOB 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport, 40'
The Thing 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 40'
Featured Route For Beer Block
Village Cobbler 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NM
: El Rito
: ... : Beer Block
This route is on the southeast side of the Beer Block just through the narrow passage between Beer Block and the Big Pine Wall block. But despite the sunny-sounding aspect, it's shaded by the Big Pine Wall block most of the day making it a nice route for those hot days. Start out on chalked-up but not-so-positive holds to some decent holds for clipping the first few bolts. After the third bolt the climbing becomes steeper and a bit run-out to a difficult clip at the fourth bolt with a fixed chai...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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BETA PHOTO: Beer Block West face