For decades, visitors have looked up at El Capitan in awe with the hope of seeing the adventurers and climbing enthusiasts who come from around the world each year to attempt the 3,000 foot face. Now, with a joint effort between NPS, Yosemite Conservancy, and Yosemite Climbing Association, we present our “Ask a Climber” program, located at El Capitan bridge (bus stop E4), 7 days a week between the hours of 12:30 and 4:30.


The program is free for all and includes telescopes¬†in which visitors can view Yosemite’s Big Wall rock climbers up close as they scale the iconic granite monolith. ¬†All Climbing Rangers and Climber Stewards providing interpretive services at the bridge have experience climbing on Yosemite big walls and are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about climbing and living in the vertical world. How long it takes, the leave no trace wilderness ethics employed (how do they go to the bathroom?!), and actual demonstrations of the gear and systems used are just some of the things you can learn about from our experienced team.

And for those of you that may be actively climbing in the area, with questions on route closures, current conditions, or anything else park and climbing related, this is a great place to find us.