Rat Rock, AKA Umpire Rock from the North, looking ...
The most popular bouldering venue in the park. Most weekends you'll be able to hook up with a local or two sometime during the day.
There are many problems on the North and East faces of the rock. Some are named problems, most are eliminates. Best plan is to follow the chalk and use your imagination.
Rat Rock is in the SW corner of the park near the 59th Street Columbus Circle station. The SW side of the rock is clearly seen as you approach it from the park entrance.
Climbing Season For the Central Park area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
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BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock North face - right side
Setting up for the crux move on Rat Patrol V4 / Ra...
One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the North.
Unknown climber working The Flake V1 - East Face -...
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the South
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
The classic Rat Rock scene. Unknown climber on th...
BETA PHOTO: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
The most popular V5 in New York City. Working the...
By Spider Savage
Oct 14, 2012
Rat Rock is designated as Umpire Rock on Central Park maps.
If you come up 7th Ave from Times Square and enter the park you see a playground dead ahead. Rat Rock is on the left.