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Thacher Climbing Coalition

The Thacher Climbing Coalition works to protect and advance climbing at Thacher State Park.

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About Us

We are a volunteer group of climbers who manage and advocate for climbing at Thacher State Park. Our mission is to transform the Helderberg Escarpment into a premier rock and ice climbing destination in the Northeast and to have all the cliff lands protected for generations to come, serving all user groups, and nourishing the physical and mental health of our local community.


THANK YOU for supporting climbing at Thacher.

Your membership also supports the Access Fund and their mission!

Joint TCC and Access Fund Membership

Visit Thacher

The 2022 Climbing Application is now live!!

Make sure to complete your free annual climbing permit application before your first visit!



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Donate $25 or more and get a free t-shirt. We’ll ship them to your address via USPS Priority Mail.

Most Recent Posts

Open House with the Nature Center

The TCC will be working with the Nature Center to teach some interested parties about the climbing at Thacher. We will be meeting at 11 am at the Nature Center, located at 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville, NY 12186. After the presentation, there will be a tour of the climbing area for interested parties who […]

Reel Rock 16!!

UPDATE – Tickets can be purchased here. Thank you for supporting us! Reel Rock 16 showing at the Thacher Visitor Center on April 29th! Thacher Climbing Coalition will be showing REEL ROCK 16 at the Visitors Center at Thacher Park! The showing will be at 6 pm on Friday, April 29th. The exact address is […]

Climbing is open for the 2022 season!

The 2022 climbing season at Thacher will start on Saturday, April 9th. Please fill out your permit application online before visiting Go here to fill out your permit and email it to JBThacher@parks.ny.gov. The application and permit are 100% free and take less than 2 minutes to complete. Completed permits can be picked up at […]

That’s a wrap on the 2020 Season!- Climbing Closed Dec. 14th 2020

I guess the last post jinxed the winter weather gods. With a potential heavy snowfall mid-week, the climbing area will be closed for the 2020 season on Monday, December 14th. The opening date for 2021 is weather dependent but usually sometime mid to late April. We would like to thank everyone who was able to […]