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Yosemite To Implement Pilot Permit System

Yosemite National Park to Implement a Pilot Overnight Climbing Permit System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021 

Yosemite National Park – All visitors planning to overnight on any rock climbing routes in Yosemite National Park will be required to obtain an overnight wilderness climbing permit beginning on May 21, 2021. This pilot program is being implemented to better understand how park visitors use Yosemite’s big walls and to help improve climbing wilderness ethics and reduce negative human impacts associated with overnight big wall use. 

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NPS Photo: “Climbers big wall camping on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.”

Overnight climbing permits will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on May 14, 2021. For the duration of the pilot program, these permits will be free. This program will be a 2-year pilot. 

Please visit https://yosemite.org/climbingpermits/ to learn more.  

For more detailed information on climbing in Yosemite National Park, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/climbing.htm

For further information on Yosemite National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/yose.   

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