Many of us have marveled at climbers making their way up the vertical granite face of El Capitan and are awed by their skill and courage. These brave athletes inspire many unanswered questions: Do climbers eat and sleep along the way? Who were the first people to climb this wall?
In 2013, Yosemite Conservancy is funding a program led by the Yosemite Climbing Association. Park visitors have the opportunity to speak with local climbing experts seven days a week near the base of El Capitan (near the shuttle stop) during the summer season. Telescopes will be available so visitors can have a closer look, while experts provide real-time commentary. This year, climber-steward interns are educating visitors and climbers about Leave No Trace (LNT) practices.
Your support is behind these efforts to educate visitors about rock-climbing and climber stewardship.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association.