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Elevation: 40'
Location: 40.7811, -73.9667 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Central park is a jewel within New York City, and although not a primary destination for climbers, scattered throughout its 843 acres are a series of small outcrops, that present the boulderer with an opportunity for some outdoor exercise.

Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the west by Central Park West, on the south by West 59th Street, and on the east by Fifth Avenue.

Getting There 

There are lots of buses and subway lines that you can use. Check out the details for the individual areas for specifics.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

17 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Park:
cats corner   V0 4     Boulder   Cat Rock
Cat Arete   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   Cat Rock
The flake   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Rat Rock
Squash the Slug   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Worthless Boulder
Tweaky Shit   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Rat Rock
The Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   Worthless Boulder
The Polish Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Rat Rock
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Featured Route For Central Park
Mean Green Worthless Boulder

Mean Green V4+ 6B+  NY : New York City : ... : Worthless Boulder
Starts on two crimps (right hand on epoxied crimp, left hand on crimp immediately left of the epoxied crimp) around the middle of the northface that are approximately 4 ft off the ground. Throw left to slopey ledge. Match. Left and up to the gaston crimp. There is a smaller intermediate gaston crimp that can be used to bump up to the higher crimp. Up to the flaked out lip. (right hand preferable) Top of the flaked out lip is slopey. Top out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Jun 29, 2011
Checkout beta-boy.com/nycboulderingguid... for more info and pictures of route lines.
By Spider Savage
Oct 15, 2012
The rock in Central Park is a very nice gneiss. If you are visiting NYC Central Park is a great place to hike and boulder. Wear a good pair of sticky rubber approach shoes while walking Central Park and take advantage of many small 2-3 move bolder problems all over the park.
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