Elevation: 40 ft
GPS: 40.781, -73.967 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Oct 16, 2007 · Updates
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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.

Guidebooks

There is a comprehensive guidebook available from Sharp End Books titled NYC Bouldering which covers everything in Manhattan.

There is also a digital guidebook, Manhattan on the Rocks, available in the Gunks+ app, which covers Manhattan and the Bronx.

155 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0+ 4+
 38
Rat Rock Traverse
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 58
The flake
Boulder
V1+ 5
 46
Cat Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 29
Tweaky Shit
Boulder
V2 5+
 26
The Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 31
Voodoo Bullshit/Bring the Noise
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
The Fridge
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Terrordome
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 15
Mean Green
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
The Polish Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 19
A.D.H.D
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Scratching Post
Boulder
V6 7A
 16
A.D.D.
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
Family Values
Boulder
V10 7C+
 4
[Redacted]
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rat Rock Traverse Rat Rock > N Face
 38
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The flake Rat Rock > E Face
 58
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Cat Arete Cat Rock
 46
V1+ 5 Boulder
Tweaky Shit Rat Rock > E Face
 29
V2 5+ Boulder
The Arete Worthless Boulder
 26
V2 5+ Boulder
Voodoo Bullshit/Bring the N… Worthless Boulder
 31
V2 5+ Boulder
The Fridge Westside Outcrops
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
Terrordome Worthless Boulder
 11
V3 6A Boulder
Mean Green Worthless Boulder
 15
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Polish Traverse Rat Rock > W Face
 39
V5 6C Boulder
A.D.H.D Worthless Boulder
 19
V5 6C Boulder
Scratching Post Cat Rock
 4
V5 6C Boulder
A.D.D. Worthless Boulder
 16
V6 7A Boulder
Family Values Worthless Boulder
 11
V6 7A Boulder
[Redacted] Worthless Boulder
 4
V10 7C+ Boulder
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