FA "Jumpman" dyno on the East face of Ra...
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
8 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Rat Rock
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Rat Rock Dyno V5 6C NY
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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
Jeff Dahlgren making an early attempt at Testpiece...
Rat Rock, AKA Umpire Rock from the North, looking ...
A climber warms up on Rat Rock north face.
Central Park - NYC - Rat Rock in December
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One of the many aesthetic short problems on Rat Ro...
Unknown climber working The Flake V1 - East Face -...
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock North face - right side
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the North.
Setting up for the crux move on Rat Patrol V4 / Ra...
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock East face from the South
BETA PHOTO: Rat Rock, East face in profile - its fairly steep.
The classic Rat Rock scene. Unknown climber on th...
BETA PHOTO: Right hand side of the Rat Rock area.
The most popular V5 in New York City. Working the...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the left side area of Rat Rock.
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.