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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
31 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beer Walls:
CWI 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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'
Rockaholic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Pegasus 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
R 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'
Pat Tricks 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Beer Walls
Center Stage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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One of the better 5.12 trad routes in the park. It hasn't seen much attention over the years, but has recently been thoroughly scrubbed. The first ascent avoided the initial overhanging wall by climbing a cedar tree, which is now gone. The direct start goes at V4.In addition to the hard start, the route has several additional cruxes: the endurance face climbing (which is also runout), and the slab at the top.Boulder up the overhanging wall (~V4) to a ledge. (You may want to stick clip a high pie...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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