The Northeast’s newest sport climbing area opened to public access on July 1st!

Basic Rules: At Thacher climbers have their own special use area separate from the Indian Ladder Trail area. See more on our 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




Get the GunksApps app on your phone. Guidebooks are currently only available digitally for now. 50% of sales go to the TCC.

More about Thacher:

Guide Book – 50% of guide book sales go to the TCC, learn more.
Photo gallery – people climbing at Thacher
About the rock – the geology of Thacher’s limestone
Thachers Ice – facts and photos, how to join the effort to legalize ice climbing
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 – Here are some of the local climbing gyms.

Camping near Thacher
Full service camp grounds only 3 miles from Thacher.

Camping at Thacher – Thompson’s Lake (above), state forest 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.