Yosemite Facelift 2018

Hello Facelift Family and Friends!

We had a great event last year and now the time has come to start planning for the 2018 Facelift. Please check out the 2017 Facelift tab to see total numbers and some great pictures!

The dates are set for this year: camping will be open Tuesday, September 25th through evening of Sunday, September 30th (last departure date will be Monday, October 1st). We will open camping reservations on May 1, 2018. Presenters and special projects will be announced as we get closer.

As many of you know, we had such a high demand last year for camping that we have decided to implement some changes for this year. We hope that the changes allow more of you to access the camping Facelift provides for its volunteers.

The biggest change: we are limiting the number of people per request to four (4). If you have more than four in your party, then a separate request will need to be sent, by a separate person. So, let’s say Sue Smith has eight (8) people in her party, Sue Smith cannot send two (2) requests, the second request will need to be sent by another member of the group.

We will do our best to get the confirmations out a bit earlier this year; we know late confirmations make it difficult for many of you to finalize your plans.  We understand that arrangements and time off from other life events need to be planned in advance. Because of this, we ask that if you have confirmed camping, please let us know if you will not be able to attend ASAP so we can offer your spot(s) to others.  We had quite a few last-minute cancellations last year that we could not fill. The National Park Service is a great partner and supporter of Facelift and makes hundreds of campsites available for Facelift, however the Yosemite Climbing Association does pay for the majority of sites.

We are looking forward to another fun and successful Facelift.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or need more information. See you there!


Please send all requests to: yosemitefacelift@gmail.com

When sending your request, we will need the following information:

1.     Your name,

2.     The nights you are requesting (9/25 – 9/30),

3.     Total number in your party (no more than four (4)),

4.     The names of all the people in your party (this is required), and

5.     Campground preference (Upper Pines, Camp 4, Yellow Pines, Tuolumne, or Crane Flat (order of preference)).*

*We assign sites based on the order of requests and cannot guarantee your preferred campground because camping fills up fast, but we always do our best to accommodate your preference. Please let us know if you will take a site in Crane Flat if all others are filled.

Prior to sending your request, please be sure to check here at http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org/facelift-2018/ for instructions and information. 

Ken Yager