Rock Climbing

Yosemite National Park is world renowned for its climbing areas. Each offers a new challenge to climbers, starting from the crack climbs of the Merced River Canyon to the Tuolumne Meadows domes. However, to avoid harming the ecosystem of the park, you should follow the climbing guidelines provided by Yosemite’s management. You should also advise others and pick up after them to ensure that everyone knows how to care for Yosemite Park’s rock formations.

If you’re planning on going rock climbing soon, you need to learn about the current closures. For example, there will be days when Glacier Point Apron will be off limits due to recent rockfall. You should also make sure that you take necessary safety measures as over 100 climbing accidents occur in the park annually.

If you’re planning to spend the night on a wall, you won’t need a wilderness permit. However, it is illegal to camp at the base of Yosemite Valley walls. Another exception is Half Dome, which allows hikers to camp at the base only but requires a wilderness permit.