Yosemite Facelift 2017 News!

Dear Friends of Facelift,

Thank you so much for your interest in Facelift this year! We received an unprecedented number of requests for camping. Assigning sites was especially difficult this year because Tuolumne Meadows Campground will not be open during Facelift. Priority was given to those who will be volunteering from 9/26 onward and in order of the date the request was received.

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have camping available to fulfill all the requests.

Here are some statistics that may help you understand just how many requests we received: 

  • There is 1 request from May 2nd, 15 from the first week of May, 46 for the remainder of May (May 8th through May 31st), 23 for June, and 22 for July. 
  • The total number of people on the waitlist is 342.
  • We have camping for 414 campers, including sponsors, supporters, and presenters.

As of August 3rd, we have sent out confirmations and site numbers to those who received camping as well as information for those that we have added to the waitlist.  If you did get a site and are not going to attend, please be sure to let us know so that we can offer it to someone on the waitlist.

Mark your calendars for May 1st next year when we will begin accepting requests for 2018. Beginning next year, we are going to begin limiting the number of people that may be included in one request. Prior to sending you request, please be sure to check here at http://www.yosemiteclimbing. org/ (Facelift 2018) for instructions and information.

This year’s Facelift will start Tuesday evening, September 26th, with several films, a presentation by Mason Earle and a Q&A with Brad Gobright. Sign-in booth for the volunteers will be in front of the Visitor Center and will be open from 8am to 4pm September 27th through October 1st. There will be evening presentations at the Auditorium September 27th, 28th, and 29th. September 30th is an Oktoberfest celebration at the Community Hall in El Portal. Sunday evening October 1st will be a dinner for 400 people and live music until midnight. 

Ken Yager