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Beer Block 


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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 20, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Beer Block North face

Description 

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


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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The Thing 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  NM : El Rito : ... : Beer Block
"Although not the best route in El Rito, this route is still pretty good. Offering "easyish" 5.12- climbing up to a V7 or V8 crux right after the last bolt. Its definatly worth doing, if the stuff at the Rad Wall isnt hard enough." -Ben Schmitt."This route was originally touted as 13c/d, which is laughable. Most people seem to be able to call it 13b without blushing, so its probably a soft 13b. Rumor has it you can climb up the arete and skip the crux, making it more like 12+. The 5.13 grad...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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