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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
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.