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Rat Rock Traverse
V0+, Boulder, 20 ft,
Avg: 2.7 from 11 votes
New York > New York City > Central Park > Rat Rock
Start: At small "starter" flake on the overhanging right side of the north face.
Go: Traverse left without using the top. Return right.
The most frequently climbed problem in the park.
Note: Can't believe no one added it here before 2018. The most sandbagged V0 I've ever seen. Seems more like V4 in today's gym grades.
No pad is OK.
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Rat rock traverse = 1 High travers =2 Low Traverse =3 Photo is from: http://www.beta-boy.com/nycboulderingguide/id4.html
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New York, NY
Agreed that the V0 is a sandbag, but once you've got the beta dialed, it feels closer to maybe a gym V2. Rat Rock's style takes some...getting used to.
For full value, reverse the traverse back to the starter flake and top out on "Little Overhang". Great warm-up to start a session.
Apr 20, 2018
New York, NY
Oooh also fun historical fact: According to Vadim (resident Rat Rock sensei), this climb has seen an all-rollerblade "ascent".
Apr 21, 2018