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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

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Most Recent Posts

Falcon Closure – Sunset Wall through East End – Effective May 9th through **June 5th**

Updated June 5th: The falcons were not successful in nesting at Thacher Park. All climbing routes are now open. Parks Biologists have found peregrine falcons at Thacher Park and a route closure is needed to ensure that they have a place to nest. Currently, the closure covers the North half of the climbing area – […]

Climbing Area Closure – May 8th and 9th

The climbing area will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th in order to allow the scaling team to remove some potentially dangerous rock. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this will help us keep the climbing area safer in the long term!

2024 Season Opening and Reel Rock 18 – March 30th!

We have an exciting weekend coming up for Thacher Park! We plan on opening climbing for the season Saturday, March 30th, and then hosting a showing of Reel Rock 18 at Hudson Boulders that same day at 8:30 PM. Our first trail day will be two weeks later, on Sunday April 14th, starting at 9:00 […]

Thacher 2023 Season Closure

As of December 13th, 2023, climbing at Thacher Park is closed for the 2023 season. See you next year!