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Discover the excellent granite and splendid scenery that defines one of North America’s most iconic national parks!

From the walls of the famed El Capitan to hallowed Half-Dome challenge yourself to some of the best climbing in the world and reward yourself with the same views that inspired a US President to create the national park system! “Compare and book a certified guide for your Yosemite National Park Rock Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Yosemite National Park Rock Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park

What should I know about Rock Climbing Yosemite National Park?

Sprawling over more than 3.000 square kilometers, Yosemite National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in the United States. Lakes, rovers, forests, mountains and valleys sprawl throughout the park boundaries, which sits in central California in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

El Capitan is the premier rock climbing destination in the park, with hundreds of advanced rock climbers attempting the free-climb up its iconic north face. Other than rock climbing, millions of tourists flock to the park each year for hiking, bird watching and mountaineering activities as well. Climbing to the top of half-dome is especially popular.  

Why should I choose Yosemite National Park for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Spectacular scenery

Yosemite has long been renowned for its natural beauty. Rock climbing can get you up above the treeline in the valleys and looking out over the exquisite beauty of the lakes forests and mountains beyond. Head to other valleys for more stunning views too.

Challenge yourself

El Capitan and Half-Dome are two of the top rock climbing spots in the world. Advanced rock climbers come from all over to challenge themselves on these massif granite monoliths. Join the exclusive club of people who have made it to the top.

Something for everyone

Even if you are not quite ready to conquer the Half-Dome or El Capitan, there is something in the park for you. Take an introductory course to rock climbing and learn all the necessary skills to practice the sport or go on several single or multi-pitch climbs elsewhere in the park.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Yosemite National Park?

During the summer, temperatures are quite warm in this mountainous part of central California, ranging from 25°C to 30°C. Rain is very infrequent during the summer months.

How do I get there?

Any trip to Yosemite National Park begins with a flight into the Sacramento international airport (SMF). From here Yosemite is a 2.5 hour drive via rental car. There are buses, but they are infrequent and much slower.

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What currency is accepted around Yosemite National Park?

US Dollar

When is the best time to travel to Yosemite National Park for Rock Climbing?

June to September

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