Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park, California USA

Climbing section:
Yosemite National Park is located near Mariposa, California, USA.

Yosemite National Park is a perfect place for rock climbing. It doesn’t matter if you are a novice climber or expert, because if you have a Yosemite rock climbing guide, your skills will be just right to have fun and enjoy the challenges and the beauty of climbing in the Park.

If you want to climb in Yosemite National Park, you should set up your guided climb, by calling the Park. Some of the climbing areas are Yosemite Valley, Dark Side Wall, Hetch Hetchy, Tuolumne Meadows and Wawona Dome. Yosemite Valley provides with 54 climbing sections and best time to climb is all year long. Dark Side Wall doesn’t have any other climbing sections.

The wall is located on the south of Merced River, adjacent to cosmic hole which features a very big prominent dihedral. Nearest City is El Portal. It contains two routes, 700 lb girlfriend and The Lion’s Trail. Best time to climb is autumn, spring and winter. Hetch Hetchy has 10 climbing sections. Nearest city is Hetch Hetchy. In order to go there, use the 120 W entrance of the park and just follow the signs.

Best time to climb is autumn. Tuolumne Meadows offers 40 climbing sections. Best time to climb is autumn and summer. Finally, Wawona Dome is a 700 ft/213.3 m dome, located near town of Wawona, just inside the southern entrance of the park. It doesn’t have any climbing sections but it has two routes, Broke Bloke 5.10b and Cream of the Crop.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
195 miles/313.82 km, 3 hours 54 minutes
Take the Oakland-Bay Bridge (Highway 80 East). Take Highway 580 east, following signs for Tracy/Stockton to Highway 205. Follow Highway 205 to Highway 120. Take Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park.
BY CAR FROM Las Vegas, Nevada
372 miles/598.68 km, 6 hours 27 minutes
Take US-95 N for 170 +/- miles. Near Forks Station, turn LEFT onto NV-266 and follow for 50+ miles at which point it becomes NV-264 (shortly after entering California). Stay on NV-264 until reaching US 6. Turn LEFT onto US-6 (West toward Benton and Bishop) and follow for 23+ miles. Take exit onto CA-120 in Benton. Follow CA-120 to Highway 395 N. Follow Highway 395N/CA-120 to Lee Vining where you will exit Highway 395 and continue on Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park.(Portions of Highway 120 may be closed seasonally).
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
170 miles/273.59 km, 3 hours 35 minutes
Take Highway 99 South to Manteca. Exit onto Highway 120 East in Manteca and follow directly into Yosemite.
BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
340 miles/547.18 km, 6 hours 9 minutes
Follow Interstate 5 North toward Bakersfield. Just beyond the Grapevine towards Bakersfield, follow Highway 99 North to Fresno. From Fresno, follow Highway 41 to Yosemite Valley.
Fresno/Yosemite International Airport (FAT),
125 miles/201.17 km

Amtrack  Trains serve San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento to and from Merced/Riverbank and connect with VIA bus lines for direct luxury motor-coach into Yosemite Valley. Fares include the bus travel and the park entrance fee. For fares, schedules and information visit the following links.


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