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Split Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.77639, -73.96881 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dan Katz on Jun 27, 2016
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It's not difficult to see how Split Rock got i...


Nice and shady spot amongst the Rambles, where a climber can be alone, with compelling need for neither spotter nor crashpad. Split Rock only has five established problems on it (ranging from V0 to V5), but some of them are very high-quality, and worth projecting and coming back to.

The rock is only steps from Freestanding Rock, down the road from Arch Rock, and (if you're a braver climber than I) Hepatitis Boulder. These three or four together make for a solid little bouldering area.

Getting There 

Follow the dirt trail from the parking lot for the Boat House - In a few minutes, you'll see the unmistakable Freestanding Rock. Walk about 100ft west, and you'll find the equally unmistakable Split Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Central Park area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Split Rock Traverse (V3)

Split Rock Traverse V3 6A  New York : New York City : ... : Split Rock
Standing start with hands and feet on the north face of the west-half of Split Rock (if you're on the more elevated side, this is the half on climber's right). Traverse around the corner, over the smaller rock on the ground (careful not to dab, it's off!), and across the entire western face, from left to right, using the lower "rail" of rock. Top out at the end....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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