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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!

Reel Rock 17 Showing at Thacher Park!

The Thacher Climbing Coalition will be showing REEL ROCK 17 at the Visitors Center on March 24th! When: 6:30 pm on Friday, March 24th. Where: Thacher Park Visitor Center – 830 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186 Ticket Info: $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased in advance here or at […]

Thacher Season Closure

As of December 11th, 2022, climbing at Thacher Park is closed for the 2022 season.

TCC Annual Meeting 11/02/2022

Join us for our 7th Annual Meeting at the Thacher Park Visitor Center! We will be hosting our 7th annual meeting at the Thacher Park Visitor Center. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM. We will have a brief review of our activities for past year and plans […]

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 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 […]

We’re still open…for now

We made it past last year’s closing date but how much longer can we go for? With colder, wetter weather patterns starting to creep in, keep an eye out for climbing area status updates. Remember, the Cave Wall is CLOSED until May 1st, 2021; all other areas are open for climbing. Our days may be […]

2020 Board Member Candidate

Meet our 2020 Thacher Board Candidates! This year we have 3 people going for re-election and 1 greenhorn! With only 3 open spots on the Thacher Board, this means one person will miss out, so make sure to vote. You can vote for them by coming to our 5th Annual Meeting at Indian Ladder Farms […]

Thacher is open for the 2020 Season!

Thacher is Open for the 2020 Climbing Season! Although we have been open for just over a week (since July 4th) the weather hasn’t been the greatest so not much climbing action has been missed. If you feel like you are crunched for time to complete your yearly projects, fear not! There is still over […]

2020 Permit Application Process (Hint: Its free and online!)

Come to the Visitors Center with your climbing permit ready to go!   Thanks to Thacher Park it is easier than ever to complete your yearly climbing permit by completing it online!   No more printing out a paper copy and bringing it to the Visitors Center or having to wait and fill one out there; […]

June 2020 Climbing Area Update

Attention: Climbing is still closed until further notice.  Check out our trail day event for this Saturday, June 20th at 9 am on Facebook. Space is extremely limited so reserve your spot here ASAP. We know you are all chomping at the bit to get out climbing and we are too, but we need to […]

Climbing During the Pandemic

Attention: Climbing at Thacher is still closed until further notice. Dear Fellow Climber: Local Climbing Organizations, Access Fund, partner organizations and land managers throughout the Northeast have been in discussions regarding what it means for us as society begins to reopen. Between being cooped up inside, gyms being closed, and nicer weather upon us, we […]

Thacher COVID Closure

Hello Climbers, Due to the current COVID19 situation, the opening of Thacher climbing is postponed until further notice. We will be following the fluid situation and open to climbing when it is safe and socially responsible to do so. The TCC is going to put on a showing of the Pretty Strong film when the […]

2019 Season comes to a close

As of December 2nd, 2019, climbing will be closed for the winter! It was a great year with record attendance and plenty of fun. Thank you to all the climbers and advocates who have climbed or support our work. We do it for you! You can continue to support the TCC when you shop Black Friday […]

PURCHASE TICKETS for Reel Rock 14!

Reel Rock 14! AND GEAR RAFFLE! Reel Rock 14 trailer Friday November 1st Doors open at 6pm (show at 7pm) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Russel Sage Laboratory – Room 3510 PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

TCC Board Candidates

Please come to our annual meeting on Wednesday September 25th at Indian Ladder Farms at 6pm to vote on two vacant board positions! Below are our amazing candidates! Ryan Brown My name is Ryan Brown and I have been climbing for just over 3 years and part of the Thacher Climbing Coalition for 1 year. […]

TCC Annual Meeting (9/25/19)

Join us for our 4th Annual Thacher Climbing Coalition meeting! Hear about climbing activity and route development, and our plans for further development in the Park. All members present will vote for twp vacant board positions. If you are not already a member, you can join the TCC at the meeting! LOCATION: Indian Ladder Farms […]

Climbing Closed for Season

As of Saturday November 31, 2018 the climbing season is closed at Thacher. Thank you to everyone for another great year!

Reel Rock 13

We had a great showing for Reel Rock 13. Thanks to our sponsors and everyone that made it out!

Climbing Magazine Article!

Climbing Magazine featured an awesome article on Thacher climbing in September. If you didn’t get a chance to read it yet, check it out!  

11/10 Reel Rock 13 – ROAD DETOUR

click here for the Reel Rock 13 trailer. Saturday November 10th, doors open at 6pm Thacher State Park Visitor’s Center 830 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186 questions?  email ROAD CLOSURE: See the map below for the recommended detour. Add +10 minutes just to be sure! Do not follow the posted detour signs but instead […]

New Board Members

Thanks to everyone that made it to our 3rd Annual Thacher Climbing Coalition Meeting! Congratulations to our new Board Members: Bill Ottaway and Erik Nieman; and returning Board Member: Jeff Moss!

New Board Member Bios

New Board Member Bios Please see below information about new (and returning) board members up for election at the Annual Meeting: Jeff Moss Hello climbers!  My name is Jeff Moss.  I am currently the president of the TCC and have been involved with the TCC extensively since the summer of 2015.  I have been integral […]

Oct 13 Trail Day volunteers needed

Let’s finish the stairs started on 9/15! They are 2/3 complete and just need a handful of more steps.   Depending on the turnout we’ll also repair and widen sections of the main trail.   Bring HELMET, work boots, eye protection, gloves, water and a bag lunch. We’ll supply the tools.   p.s. even if […]

3rd Annual Meeting (10/3/2018)

Join us for our 3rd Annual Thacher Climbing Coalition meeting! Hear about climbing activity and route development, and our plans for further development in the Park. All members present will vote for three new board positions. If you are not already a member, you can join the TCC at the meeting! LOCATION: Indian Ladder Farms […]