It may be officially known as "Umpire Rock," but local climbers call it "Rat Rock" (so named for the boulder's four-legged nocturnal visitors). Located just west of Heckscher Playground, Rat Rock is roughly 150 feet wide and 25 feet tall and draws thousands of rock climbers - and fascinated on-lookers - every year. Bring your climbing shoes (or just your digital camera) for a unique and free outdoor afternoon in the park known as Central.
Central Park West & 61st St.
Last Modified: Thursday Jul 02 2009