Yosemite’s granite walls are steeped in centuries of historic ascents, from the inaugural summit of Half Dome in 1875 to the record-setting free solo of El Capitan in 2017. As climbing’s popularity soars ever higher, Yosemite is focused on promoting stewardship, safety and continued strong relationships with the climbing community.
Yosemite’s Climbing Stewardship program addresses those goals through public education and restoration work. In 2018, climbing rangers, interns and volunteers will educate people within and beyond the park about climbing-related topics, such as accident prevention and “Leave No Trace” principles for the vertical environment, through “Climber Coffee” gatherings, events at climbing gyms and a robust web presence. This grant also supports improvements to approach trails, ensuring safe access to and from popular climbing and bouldering areas.
Your contributions support active stewardship and better understanding of Yosemite’s natural vertical landscape.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Climbing Association, Access Fund, Sacred Rok and American Alpine Club.