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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.


16 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
Micah gaining the right hand pinch.

Fancy Feast V4 6B  NY : New York City : ... : Cat Rock
Haven't done this one yet, so going by the guidebook description. This is also known as The Pinch Problem.Start with your left hand on a small, left-facing, lieback hold, which is nearly 6' above the ground and 5' right of the obtuse arete at the left end. Your right hand goes on a crimp to the right. The first move is to place the right hand on the pinch hold at the short and very rightmost vertical seam. Take the direct line to the lowest top-out without using the sloping shelf to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Get your own copy of this map at The Dairy near Cat Rock. Note that North is right.
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Central Park glacial erratic, this shot illustrates the glacial carving on the high quality gneiss that occurs throughout the park.
Central Park glacial erratic, this shot illustrate...
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By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Jun 29, 2011

Checkout www.beta-boy.com/nycboulderingguide/index.html 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.