Info on camping and climbing in Tuolumne meadows : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread

I have never been to Yosemite National Park. I am a solid 5.10a traditional lead climber who is interested in having an incredible 10 - 15 day(in the beginning of july) camping and climbing adventure in and around yosemite, especially in tuolumne meadows. I will be coming with 3 other friends who are not quite climbing at the same grade. I was looking for as much information as I could find from the local climbers to be adequately prepared and to do as many classic multipitch climbs as we can do during our stay. Thanks for your help.

-- michael donofrio (, December 21, 1998


Do not miss Lucky Streaks on Fairview dome. This is one of the best climbs I've done.

Long and pure (don't even touch those belay anchors), it sounds like you lead good enough to do the route; it's not very hard for a 5.10 route. It is also easy to follow and a lesser climber will have no trouble following you up it.

It is well protected except for the first pitch which is probably PG.


-- Steve Purcell (, December 28, 1998.

I spent part of my first trip to Yosemite/Tuolumne climbing in the meadows.

i) I went in early July and the camp grounds were not open as the Tioga pass had only just opened. we camped just outside the park on the Tioga exit in the forestry service camp ground -- really beautiful and peaceful and no time limit garbage or Park police ii) The mosquitos/bugs were awful thanks to all of the meltwater forming ponds/pools for mosquitos to breed in -- camping up at tioga pass was definitely the right move. iii) An easier climb for your friends -- Great white Book -- really great fun.

-- Nick Ward (, March 09, 1999.

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