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Thacher State Park (many photos)  (North_America: United_States: New_York: Upstate)
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A friend just posted photos to FB of Thacher State Park in upstate NY (just west of Albany). I have to say the place looks amazing, if not for rock climbing, then certainly for ice. The Park's website says limestone. Much if it looks about 60-100 feet tall, with lots of past-vertical terrain. I've never heard of it, though it looks quite extensive with well over a mile of unbroken cliffline -- at least. Anybody been there?


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(One of the pics I saw was likely this water fall frozen:)














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It's possible climbing is prohibited, I suppose.


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Wow! Stunning location. Great pictures.


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I didn't recognize the name, but the photos look familiar. Is it near Ithaca?

A lot of the rock up there is choss.


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When I went walking up there the cliffs we were under were restricted from climbing. I believe the concern was dropping rock on tourists. The third pic from the top looks REALLY familiar.

There LOOKED to be some good routes when I was there, but as mentioned the rock quality was highly suspect.


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Climbing in Thacher Park is currently illegal. We are working to LEGALIZE IT. join us at FB: Thacher Climbing Coalition
-Mike


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Our Proposal consists of opening various parts of the park in phases and slowly developing sport routes with trad routes on the solid cracks. - Mike, Founder, Thacher Climbing Coalition

See the attached photos.
Attachments: Thac-AerialWinterViewMapZones-w.jpg (107 KB)
  ThatcherAerialSOUTHENDw.jpg (110 KB)
  99xT-LimestoneClosew.jpg (144 KB)


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We have a webpage now. pics are there of the rock.
GO TO: www.usaro.net/ThacherClimbingCoalition






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That looks like a pretty neat spot. Best of luck gaining access, Mike!


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