Stewardship: Climbing Trail Work 2016

This year has been a standout season for Yosemite’s Climbing Trails Program. 260 volunteers worked on 10 climbing access trails throughout the park. Over 2000 hours were spent mitigating erosion through restoration, delineation, and strategic sections of rock work. Our volunteers spanned ages 16 to 60 and outdoor organizations traveled from around the country to lend a hand protecting Yosemite’s incredible climbing areas.


Climbing Trails 2016

Hours Worked 2118
Number of volunteers (person days) 257
Groups 14
Trail worked (feet) 26630
Stone steps 112
Drainage restoration (feet) 1575
Trail elimination (feet) 3430


Climbing Trails is grant funded 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 volunteers and the Yosemite Conservancy.



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