Just west of Heckscher Playground is Umpire Rock – or, as it is known to climbers, Rat Rock. This is the bouldering center of Central Park and draws thousands of rock climbers every year. The climbing surface consists to two separate faces on a very large boulder and features the most popular and difficult climbing in the park. It is also an excellent meeting place for climbers who are seeking partners.

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Location : Mid-Park at 63rd St.