Central Park Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Central Park
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.
There are lots of buses and subway lines that you can use. Check out the details for the individual areas for specifics.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
43 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Central Park
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Park:
Featured Route For Central Park
Voodoo Bullshit/Bring the Noise V2 5+ New York
: New York City
: ... : Worthless Boulder
Start on the thin edge below the large undercling in the middle of the boulder at the end of the overhanging face. Climb up and use either the side pull of the undercling to go for a nice above with either left or right hand (its up to personal preference). The move up and slightly right to another jug and match hands. Then make a move for the top out to the right. At first finding the best spot on the top can be tricky so a pad is definitely recommended. Despite the lower level of difficulty th...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
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By Spider Savage
Oct 15, 2012
The rock in Central Park is a very nice gneiss. If you are visiting NYC Central Park is a great place to hike and boulder. Wear a good pair of sticky rubber approach shoes while walking Central Park and take advantage of many small 2-3 move bolder problems all over the park.
By Nicolas Falacci
From: Pasadena, CA
Oct 8, 2015
Hey, just popping in to say that I have been slowly updating finishing the online version of this guide -- started back in 1988. I'm also updating and including new photos. Still not entirely finished, but what is there is there.
My intention is to complete the guide with the areas it originally covered (Central Park, Ft Tryon, Inwood, Riverside Park) ... and leave the rest to Gaz Leah's great new guide that does a excellent job documenting all the newer areas that've been developed.
I guess my only excuse for not finishing it entirely yet is ... this is my hobby and IT'S FREE! :)
If you're tired of the super tweaky stuff on the mica schist that rips your skin off ... try some of the updated easy problems on Chess Rock.
A Climber's Guide to Popular Manhattan Boulder Problems
Updated Chess Rock sections. Wonderful moderate vertical problems that few people climb.