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About Central Park:

Central Park has several excellent and very popular bouldering areas. Rat Rock is by far the most popular and has hundreds of routes if you consider all of the eliminates - there will often be more than a dozen climbers here on a nice day. Cat Rock, the Ramble, and a cluster of boulders at the north end of the park have good bouldering as well. For more info and a guide go to
Nearest town or city: New York City
Directions: Rat Rock and Cat Rock are in the SW corner of the park near the 59th Street Columbus Circle station, which many trains serve. Boulders on the north end of the park are also on the west side around 100th street.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.78301, -73.96545
Access Issues: Crowds can be hellish in Central Park when the weather is nice (especially on the South end of the park around Rat Rock and Cat Rock).
Camping: No
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Week

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Forum Discussions (6 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Rat Rock session sidepull 2 Mar 30 2011, 8:41 AM
No Replies NYC bouldering & gyms? ggemmen 0 Jul 26 2007, 4:44 PM
With Replies Decent source of info for CP rock? munckee 4 Jul 12 2005, 9:04 AM
With Replies C.P. Rock is not Granite cjw251 2 May 14 2005, 9:14 PM
With Replies Central park info fo_d 22 Dec 10 2013, 12:34 PM
With Replies is it worth the trip to boulder in central park? cantclimbforsht 6 Apr 29 2004, 2:58 PM