Yosemite National Park

A fantastic place for climbing, scrambling, hiking and enjoying some of America's finest scenery.

Climbing Guidebooks

SuperTopo publishes some of the best climbing guidebooks. Look for these titles for Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows:

  • Yosemite Ultra Classics
  • Yosemite Valley Free Climbs
  • Yosemite Valley Bouldering
  • Yosemite Valley Sport Climbs and Top Ropes
  • Yosemite Big Walls
  • Tuolumne Free Climbs
  • Tuolumne Bouldering

information for leaders


For most day use in Yosemite, permits are not required. However, for hiking Half Dome and overnight backpacking, wilderness permits are required. From the National Park Service:

Wilderness permits are only issued to a limited number people for each trailhead in order to provide outstanding opportunities for solitude, as required by the Wilderness Act. Since many trails are very popular, reservations are recommended ($5 per confirmed reservation plus $5 per person). Of each daily quota for a trailhead, 60 percent can be reserved ahead of time while the remaining 40 percent is available on a first-come, first-served basis no earlier than 11 am the day before your hike begins as long as permits are available. Click here for information on this process.

Please remember, it is up to us to make sure we are being good land stewards and setting the standard for others to follow. Please keep group sizes to 12 total people (fewer for technical climbs) and work with any other Mountaineers groups that are going to be in the area at the same time.

Contact our Member Services Team at info@mountaineers.org if you have questions or need help with permits.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Climbing, Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, Aid Climb
  • Land Manager: Yosemite National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 30
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Half Dome
  • USGS El Capitan
  • USGS Yosemite Falls
  • Trails Illustrated Yosemite National Park
Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Yosemite
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Tuolumne
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Yosemite & Tuolumne
  • Yosemite Valley & Tuolumne Meadows

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