Access: Climbing will open at Thacher on Saturday July 1st! .You can purchase the online Gunks App climbing guide for $10 at (for which the TCC receives 50% of the fee).

Basic Rules: At Thacher climbers will have their own special use area separate from the Indian Ladder Trail area. When you are in this area you will have to follow rules including no-off route or off-trail travel and no trad climbing as well as signing liability waivers (similar to Peterskill area at the Gunks). See more on our expected rules here.

Emergencies: report vandalism or if injured please call:
(518) 872-1237 – Park Office (only during open hours)
(518) 487-5400 – Albany County Sheriff




More about Thacher:

About the rock – facts and photos
Thachers Ice – facts and photos, how to join the effort to legalize ice climbing
Climbing Beta – about Thacher’s routes
Rules at Thacher – The long list of rules and regulations will be posted here
Blog – for the latest news and alerts as well as useful or entertaining articles
Other activities at Thacher – xc skiing, hiking trails, mountain biking, swimming, the beach and more.

Tools for Visitors: Local Facilities:


Climbing Gear Nearby – if your driving in from out-of-town and need to pick up something here are the local stores
Food and Restaurants close to Thacher – get some breakfast or dinner after a long day of climbing, these are places we recommend
Rock Gyms – Thacher doesn’t have many beginner routes, so it’s important to stay in shape. Here are some of the local climbing gyms.

Camping near Thacher

Camping at Thacher – Thompson’s Lake and nearby accommodation

For the Press:
Press Room
– Useful facts and figures, FAQ by the press, free photos for newspaper articles and reference material.
Media Licensing – The TCC has media assets available for license please contact us for prices. For free photos please see the Press Room.