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.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
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A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
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BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the South
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock North face - right side
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
BETA PHOTO: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the North.
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.