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:
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.
Yosemite Climbing Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Yosemite's rich climbing heritage and making it available for public viewing and interpretation. Ken Yager, President of Yosemite Climbing Association, and many other dedicated Valley Climbers have amassed several thousand artifacts that are now ready for public viewing and interpretation.
Every year up to 4.0 million people visit Yosemite National Park. Some come to view spectacular waterfalls, others just to get away from busy city life. While the attractions are many, everyone is awestruck by the high, steep cliffs that create Yosemite Valley. Inevitably, someone spots the climbers and wonders what they are doing and how they got there. Despite the rich history of Valley climbing, answers to these questions have been surprisingly difficult to come by.
Yosemite Valley climbing has had a huge impact and worldwide influence on the international climbing community. Many techniques and tools used on remote peaks around the world were first developed in the Valley. For a long time Yosemite has been a training ground for climbers and people have come from all corners of the globe to test their skills. Sadly, most of these visiting climbers have a better understanding of Yosemite Valley climbing history than American climbers do. We would like to change that!
Rock climbing has yet to be fully represented as an important part of Park history even though Yosemite is the jewel of world rock climbing. We think a change is long overdue and that we should give Yosemite climbing pioneers the recognition that they so justly deserve