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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

White Trail
A mix of singletrack, doubletrack and old mining roads. Near Wharton borough, New Jersey
Red Trail
Nice singletrack running through the heart of Six Mile Run. Near Kendall Park, New Jersey
Yellow Trail
Yellow Trail Near Morristown, New Jersey
Warthog
A mostly intermediate trail that runs the perimeter around the parking lot. Near Ringwood borough, New Jersey
Red Trail
Jorba has done some amazing work on this trail and made it one of the best around for bikes. Near Oakland borough, New Jersey
Ringwood Go-To Ride
A 1-2 hour ride starting from Ryerson Middle School. Near Ringwood borough, New Jersey
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Description 

Although limited there is some good bouldering to be found in and around the numerous parks in NYC. Just being outdoors in one of the numerous parks in the city feels good, but being outdoors with climbing shoes and chalk bag feels way better.


Getting There 

From almost any airport in the world, fly to JFK, Newark or LaGuardia, and follow all the people into Manhattan.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

20 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New York City:
cats corner   V0 4     Boulder   Central Park : Cat Rock
Cat Arete   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   Central Park : Cat Rock
The flake   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Central Park : Rat Rock
Squash the Slug   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Central Park : Worthless Boulder
The Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   Central Park : Worthless Boulder
Tweaky Shit   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Central Park : Rat Rock
The Polish Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Central Park : Rat Rock
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Just before the crux sequence on the Polish Traver...

The Polish Traverse V5 6C  NY : New York City : ... : Rat Rock
Maybe one of the best problems in Central Park. Sit start into a layback on prominent leaning crack up to a crimp. Match and move out right to a good sloper. Turn the corner, and into the crux.. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Fred Knapp
Sep 2, 2013
NYC BOULDERING by Gareth Leah is now at the printer and due at the end of September. Look for it at local outdoor shops or online at sharpendbooks.com. The book is available for pre-purchase and comes with a free iOS eBook.
By Edubs
From: Brooklyn, NY
Apr 16, 2015
Does anyone know the current legality of bouldering around NYC? Last time I was at Fort Tryon there were a lot of not very friendly "no climbing" signs.
By Greg Redlawsk
From: New York, NY
Apr 21, 2015
I climb in Fort Tryon relatively often, though mostly at the traverse wall and the Life is Beautiful boulder, both of which are pretty well established - I've never yet had an issue about it. I do want to explore some of the rock that has yet to be developed for climbing in the area, but I don't know much about the rules regarding that.
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