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By Fred Knapp
Sep 2, 2013
|NYC BOULDERING by Gareth Leah is now at the printer and due at the end of September. Look for it at local outdoor shops or online at sharpendbooks.com. The book is available for pre-purchase and comes with a free iOS eBook.|
Apr 16, 2015
|Does anyone know the current legality of bouldering around NYC? Last time I was at Fort Tryon there were a lot of not very friendly "no climbing" signs.|
By Greg Redlawsk
From: New York, NY
Apr 21, 2015
|I climb in Fort Tryon relatively often, though mostly at the traverse wall and the Life is Beautiful boulder, both of which are pretty well established - I've never yet had an issue about it. I do want to explore some of the rock that has yet to be developed for climbing in the area, but I don't know much about the rules regarding that.|
By Nicolas Falacci
From: Pasadena, CA
Oct 8, 2015
Originally the City Climbers Club had a formal arrangement with the Parks and Recreation department. As long as ropes and gear was not used, climbers were free to boulder in the parks of Manhattan. (With the exception of Vista Rock at the Belvedere Castle.)
However, I have heard in recent years that the Parks staffers in Ft Tryon aren't keen on it. Probably because the Cloisters is up there ... I dunno. Unfortunately, I don't think the club exists anymore and the people we used to deal with in the Parks dept are probably different.
I do know that the folks who oversee Inwood Park are VERY sensitive to climbers going in there due to the Native American sites.
Leah's new guide does an awesome job laying out a lot of sites in northern Manhattan that have bee developed. A lot of those places will be free from hassle.
If you're interested in the old original guide ... I'm slowly updating it (it will just cover the original areas it covered in 1988 - Central Park, Riverside, Ft Tryon, Inwood Park)
A Climber's Guide to Popular Manhattan Boulder Problems