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12-pack Link S 
Buddha's Beer Belly S 
El Beerto S 
It's Time to Drink Beer S 
Little Kings S 
Tecate Two-Step S 
Texas Whine S 
Thing, The S 
To Beer or Not to Beer S 
Village Cobbler S 
Whipper Wonderland S 

Beer Block Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beer Block:
Village Cobbler   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
El Beerto   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 46'   
Buddha's Beer Belly   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
It's Time to Drink Beer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Tecate Two-Step   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Whipper Wonderland   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Little Kings   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
To Beer or Not to Beer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 40'   
BYOB   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 40'   
The Thing   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For Beer Block
Rock Climbing Photo: Bringing his own, Heath goes for it early in the r...

BYOB 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
Easier climbing on small holds leads up through the bottom section of the route. Crux is up high and involves a long move to a 2 finger pocket off of an edge, though there are other holds around for those with wee fingers....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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