MARIPOSA — Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association, present A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley.
The grand opening of the exhibition is on Friday, Apr. 5 at 6 p.m. followed by a phenomenal slide show presentation. Ken Boche will talk about the first ascent of the Psychedelic Wall on Sentinel Rock with Dennis Henneck in September of 1966. Admission to this open house event is free.
After that, the cost to attend the exhibit is included in your $5 entry fee to the museum. As always, youth under 18 are free. The climbing exhibit is scheduled to run through June, and includes artifacts, photographs, and a time-line.
A series of speakers is also slated to elaborate on various aspects of Yosemite’s climbing history, including Glen Denny, Gary Colliver and others from major first ascents and milestones of Yosemite Valley rock climbing history.
Yosemite Climbing Association is a non-profit dedicated to preserving Yosemite climbing history and the pursuit of a permanent museum in Yosemite Valley. It has been suggested that I create a page to upload artifact pictures and historical images.