Can You Help?

Can't make the Facelift, but want to help? Here's how.


Yosemite Facelift Article

Here is a link to a recent Yosemite Facelift article.

Yosemite Climbing Museum. We need your help.

Please write a letter in support of a Yosemite climbing museum to Park Superintendent Don Neubacher at P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA. 95389. If email is preferable the address is: Thank you.

The Granite Frontiers exhibit at the Autry National Center of the American West. More photos of this exhibit can be found here: here: and here:

New Acquisition, Warren Harding Photos

We just received Warren Harding's photo collection. Here are some of his photos.

Looking pretty wet and miserable on the South Face of Half Dome.

Click on the title above or the read more button below to see more pictures.

NPS is looking for Archeology volunteers for Yosemite Facelift

This is from their website.


(updated May 31, 2012). Facelift is a volunteer activity in Yosemite National Park, Sept 25-30. This is an annual clean-up in the park sponsored largely by Yosemite climbers, but attended by a wide range of volunteers. The Yosemite Archeology Office has become involved over the years in order to limit damage to archeological sites, and to train volunteers to differentiate historical artifacts from more modern trash. Public education activities include: screening the "trash" for historical cultural material, documenting the artifacts, and involving archeological volunteers from students (grad and undergrad) to CRM professionals. It's fun, and a great way to learn about historical Yosemite archeology. And camping opportunities may be provided. If you're interested, please contact the Facelift Archeology Coordinator, Shelley Szeghi at or 209-379-1431. The Yosemite Climbing Association website at has more information, including some pictures from 2011.

Yosemite Facelift Camping 2012

It is that time of year again. We are now ready to receive camping requests from participants of Yosemite Facelift 2012. Dates available are September 25th - September 30th. We have free camping for about 350 Facelift volunteers in Yosemite Valley this year. Tuolumne Campground will be closed during the Facelift, but there will be a few sites available in Porcupine Flat for the folks that want to clean in the Meadows. Yosemite Valley campground choices are Yellow Pines, Camp 4, and Upper Pines. Special thanks to Columbia Sportswear who helped us purchase an extra 40 campsites in Upper Pines Campground. Requests can be sent to We need the following information:

First and Last names of all those requesting camping 

Email Address for confirmation  

Arrival Date 

Departure Date 

Campground Preference (first choice, second choice, third choice


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Thank You Artists

I want to thank all the artists that have donated their work for the auction. And a big thank you to the Ansel Adams Gallery and their staff for hosting this event. Click on the read more button to see images of some of that work.

Art Auction To Benefit YCA


I hope some of you can make this. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is always a lot of fun and a good chance to get deals on some incredible artwork.

On May 12th the Ansel Adams Gallery will host a silent art auction to benefit the Yosemite Climbing Association. The Yosemite Climbing Association is a non-profit that gathers Yosemite climbing history and sponsors the Yosemite Facelift which is the biggest volunteer cleanup event in the Park.

John Salathe and Ax Nelson Seasons Greetings

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from YCA.

2011 Facelift Results

The 8th annual Facelift went very well and Yosemite appears to be getting cleaner every year. The areas that we have been cleaning regularly for the past 8 events have significantly less trash than in previous years. When the Facelift was started we would typically gather over 30,000 lbs of small trash from heavy use areas alone. This year, despite the large turnout, we were only able to find 4,295 lbs of small trash which is by far the least yet.

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