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Rat Rock

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Rat Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 50'
Location: 40.7692, -73.9776 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Oct 16, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['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',5],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rat Rock:
The flake   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   
Tweaky Shit   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
The Polish Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Rat Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock Dyno Moves. Photo found online

Rat Rock Dyno V5 6C  NY : New York City : ... : Rat Rock
Pretty Famous ProblemStarts on Far Left of the East Face of Rat Rock.. Starts on two nothing holds and dynos to a lip (crux). Very hard move due to lack of feet and razor edge holds. After dyno you have to move up to a circular plate shaped piece around 3-4 feet up. Easy top out thereafter. There are small crimps on right leading up which could be utilized. Heel hook on lip could help.Super sandbagged feels like a 6/6+...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

Photos of Rat Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Dahlgren making an early attempt at Testpiece...
Jeff Dahlgren making an early attempt at Testpiece...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock, AKA Umpire Rock from the North, looking ...
Rat Rock, AKA Umpire Rock from the North, looking ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wrasslin' Rat Rock
Wrasslin' Rat Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Central Park - NYC - Rat Rock in December
Central Park - NYC - Rat Rock in December
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in CP
Bouldering in CP
Rock Climbing Photo: Feeding the rat
Feeding the rat
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber working The Flake V1 - East Face -...
Unknown climber working The Flake V1 - East Face -...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock North face - right side
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock North face - right side
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock East face from the North.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the North.
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up for the crux move on Rat Patrol V4 / Ra...
Setting up for the crux move on Rat Patrol V4 / Ra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock East face from the South
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the South
Rock Climbing Photo: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
Rock Climbing Photo: The classic Rat Rock scene.  Unknown climber on th...
The classic Rat Rock scene. Unknown climber on th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
BETA PHOTO: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
Rock Climbing Photo: The most popular V5 in New York City.  Working the...
The most popular V5 in New York City. Working the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.

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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.

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