October 2008

October 2008 Yosemite Climbing Association Newsletter 
In This Issue

  • Art Auction
  • The Nose Anniversary
  • 2008 Facelift
  • Granite Frontiers Donations
  • Media Coverage
  • Website


artwork by Denise Hart
4th Annual YCA Art Auction

 Starting on October 16th with silent bidding and ending the evening of October 17th with a live auction The Ansel Adams Gallery will host the 4th Annual Art Auction in conjunction with YCA. Several generous and talented artist have donated their works of art for the event. Hors d'ovrs will be provided by Lost Arrow Catering and all proceeds of the event will benefit YCA. The silent auction wll end on October 17th at 4pm and the live auction will start the same evening at 5pm. This is an event not to miss as there will be great deals, great food and great company.   Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.


   An Affair to Remember 
YCA is proud and honored to announce the 50th Anniversary of the First Ascent of the Nose.  In great appreciation and respect for the first ascent team and this world class route there will be a celebration in Yosemite Valley the weekend of November 7th-9th. Many of the people involved with the route, including not only the final ascent team but also those that were there throughout the effort, will be present for a weekend of slideshows, interviews, and stories.

The events are as follow:
Saturday, November 8th 
1pm - 4pm
East Auditorium
An informal gathering with food and drink.
Saturday, November 8th
7:30pm - until

Sunday, November 9th
12pm - 4pm
Ahwahnee Hotel
Open to public meet and greet, media event.


2008 Facelift - Another Success!

A huge Thank You to everyone that came out to this years clean-up. You all did an outstanding job.
Over 2,000 people participated cleaning up trails, roadways, river corridors, campgrounds, lodging and housing areas. Several special projects which were headed by NPS crew leaders were completed as well. Some of those were the clean-up of a previous dump site in Tuolumne Meadows, the removal of some abandoned phone lines that ran to Nevada Falls and Mirror Lake and the removal of 400 old and rusted fire rings.
In all 41, 631 pounds of trash was picked up with two thirds of it being recycled. Over 100 miles of trail and sixty miles of roadway were cleaned up and over 1,000 pounds of non-native plant species were removed.
A very special thanks goes to all the kid's groups that participated: Yosemite Institute, the El Portal School, the Yosemite School and a Brownie Troop from Sacramento.
So many different user groups came together to help in this effort to take care of our beloved Yosemite. This event brings so much to us and we think, to everyone that participated and will participate in the future. We hope this event ripples out to all of your local areas with the understanding that the Facelift really isn't just for five days but that it's more of a way in which we should all conduct ourselves and take responsibility in our daily lives.

There's One Month Left.... to check out the exhibit - Granite Frontiers: A Century of Yosemite Climbing, in the valley museum. The exhibit is open daily from 10am - 4pm and will be up until early November. And it looks like it will be traveling in the next year. But, if there are any interested parties that would like to host the exhibit please contact us at yca@inreach.com
Donations Keep Us Going Thanks to everyone for all the support and donations, they are what keep us going. Anyone interested indonating or know of grants that would suit us please contact Ken Yager at Yosemite Climbing Association PO Box 89 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 or via email to yca@inreach.com or by clicking here: YCA Donations

YCA Media Coverage

2008 Facelift

2007 Facelift



2008 YCA Exhibit- Granite Frontiers  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgif=/c/a/2005/04/17/BAG1EC8U5U1.DTL  

2007 YCA Exhibit - Yosemite in the Sixties
http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/museumex1107.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

YCA on the Web

Don't forget to check out YCA's website www.yosemiteclimbing.org.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We hope the summer has been good for all and we look forward to seeing you all in the fall! >From All of Us at YCA Yosemite Climbing Association | PO Box 89 | Yosemite | CA | 95389