Yosemite Conservancy

Ask-a-Climber and Climbing Trails are grant funded programs with kind donations from the Yosemite Conservancy. Since 2010, over three miles of climbing access trails have been improved and braided social trails removed throughout Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows thanks to the support of Yosemite Conservancy. The Yosemite Climbing Program reaches over 13,000 visitors a year with the Ask-a-Climber program at the El Cap Bridge bringing climbers and non-climbers one step closer to experiencing what it’s like to be on El Cap.

Through the support of donors, Yosemite Conservancy provides grants and support to Yosemite National Park to help preserve and protect Yosemite today and for future generations. Work funded by the Conservancy is visible throughout the park, in trail rehabilitation, wildlife protection and habitat restoration. The Conservancy is also dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience and providing a deeper connection to the park through outdoor programs, volunteering, wilderness services and its bookstores. Thanks to dedicated supporters, the Conservancy has provided more than $100 million in grants to Yosemite National Park. Learn more at yosemiteconservancy.org or call 1-415-434-1782.


American Alpine Club

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has long stood to support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb. As a united community of climbers working to promote healthy climbing landscapes, the AAC has partnered with Yosemite National Park, and in collaboration with the Yosemite Climbing Stewards, to advocate for conservation and stewardship as well as community outreach and education across the Park.


Yosemite Climbing Association

Yosemite National Park’s climbing program has been collaborating with YCA on many projects over the years to help protect Yosemite’s climbing areas. YCA is the sponsor of this website and continues to help climbers coming to Yosemite on many different levels. Next time you see Ken Yager at the crag or around the valley tell him thanks for making it happen.



Access Fund

Yosemite National Park’s climbing program is proud to be partners with the Access Fund and collaborate on many different fronts to help define what stewardship means as a climber and to maintain positive dialogue between climbers and managers.


Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee Shop

Located just east of Tuolumne in Lee Vining, Latte Da has donated to climber coffee since the beginning. When climbers migrate to higher elevation during the summer months, every Sunday morning at 9am the community gathers in front of the Tuolumne Store to share stories from the week, hear updates from the Climbing Rangers, and most importantly – drink far too many cups of delicious Latte Da Coffee.


Hood River Coffee

Thanks to generous donations of quality coffee, Hood River Coffee Roasters keep climbers caffeinated and stoked every Sunday for Climber Coffee throughout the climbing season.


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