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Elevation: 50'
Lat, Long: 40.7692, -73.9776 Map Incorrect?
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Rat Rock, AKA Umpire Rock from the North, looking ...

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


3 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['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 Rat Rock:
The flake   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   
Tweaky Shit   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Rat Rock
"Falking it out" - moved straight up for a right-angled jug, then a horizontal shift left to top out, great problem for this area

The flake V0-1 4+  NY : New York City : ... : Rat Rock
Move up the flake until you can reach out left and gain the long rail. Climb straight up.A true classic.Variation: Flake/Crystal follows the flake up and right and to the top via a somewhat hidden crystal hold. V1...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Wrasslin' Rat Rock
Wrasslin' Rat Rock
A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
Central Park - NYC - Rat Rock in December
Central Park - NYC - Rat Rock in December
Bouldering in CP
Bouldering in CP
Rat Rock East face from the South
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the South
Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
Rat Rock North face - right side
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock North face - right side
Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Rock.
One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
BETA PHOTO: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
Rat Rock East face from the North.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the North.
Feeding the rat
Feeding the rat
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By Spider Savage
Oct 14, 2012

Beta Notes:

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.