Rock Climbing

Palisades Park is a popular little crag with top-rope climbing, with over 90 routes and with a rating range from 5.4 to 5.12. There are approximately a quarter mile of bluff side and 60 to 70 foot cliffs at a 1300 feet elevation. There are some bouldering available, it is said that with some exploring that more boulders could be unearthed.

Climbing, rappelling and bouldering prohibited without a permit. Permits are required by all climbers and may be purchased at the park office. 

To print and fill-out a permit, see below.  Adobe is needed to open each file, download the latest version at                                               

NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2014 the 15 day pass will be replace with a 3 day pass.

3 Day Permit – $5.00 – Permit            Annual Permit – $35.00 – Permit

To apply for permit, must be the age of 19 or over.
Anyone under 19 must have a parent or guardian present to apply for permit.

Fixed Anchors

Click link for a list of routes with fixed anchors.


No camping or overnight facilities available.
No bolting, chipping or gluing allowed.
Pad all trees when top-roping or rappelling.
Permits will NOT be issued after:
6:00pm April thru September
3:00pm October thru March

Please Prepare To Exit
The Park By Closing Time


The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

Click on the Access Fund logo for more info.

Rock Climbing Links

Guidebook information can
be found in the
Dixie Cragger’s Atlas
by Chris Watford