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Chivito

Big Wall climber
Lima, Perú
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 7, 2014 - 11:57am PT
Hi,

My name is Diego im 22 years old and some experience climbing big walls on Perú, trad and sport climbing, and im going to Yosemite for my first time to try all the climb that i can get!!!!!, Im going by my own for a month, and was hoping to someone help me with tips so I can climb all that i can.

Im arriving on LAX 07 august
And dont have a partner and no idea how to get to Yosemite.

If anyone could Help me !!! would be great.

Thanks!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
Trip of a lifetime, man! There's nothing like your first time to The Valley. Have a blast!

Scott

Credit: interwebs
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Its about 5-5 1/2 hours, with food and gas stops, to make the drive from LAX to Yosemite.
Credit: micronut

Chivito

Big Wall climber
Lima, Perú
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Thanks!, but i dont have a car, do you know how can i get their with public transport????? and how is about the camping, because i have read that you can stay only 7 days.

thanks again!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g61000-c64594/Yosemite-National-Park:California:Traveling.To.Yosemite.By.Train.And.Bus.html
Chivito

Big Wall climber
Lima, Perú
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
Thanks a lot!, i will check the website, do you think i will have trouble finding partners??, and camping on the valley for 20 days?.
CA.Timothy

climber
California
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
if you can afford it, consider buying a used car in LA, driving it for your entire holiday, and then selling or scrapping it at the end of the month. There are many Spanish speakers in LA so you should be able to find a comfortable purchasing situation. With your own car, you will be able to see many more destinations if you desire, and having a car will help with the camping situation for an entire month
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
camping limits? see Greg's post below

there are a lot of climbers from outside the USA in Yosemite Valley in the summer. I think there is a very good chance that you will find a partner.

The locals tend to be in the Valley during the spring, and during the "big wall season" in Autumn, cooler temperatures and more stable weather.

You'll have a great trip!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
Its going to be hot. Real hot. That car could be really handy to escape to higher elevations
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Do you know the Pirqa climbing gym in Lima? Try asking there for advice. One of the owners (Maribel) spent varying amounts of time in Yosemite over the past 10+ years.
Chivito

Big Wall climber
Lima, Perú
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 12:52pm PT
Yes, i hope it doesnt get to hot for climbing, im really flexible if i end climbing in another cooler place, but at least i hope to get one bigwall on yosemite.

Yes i know her i used to work on pirqa, but i just wanted to get all the info that i can. thanks a lot for the suggestions!. mor information is really well receive.

Thanks!
Greg Barnes

climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
Seven day limit in the valley (or Wawona) May - September:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campregs.htm
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
I think that you should not buy a car. You can escape the heat to Tuolumne on a shuttle bus. Most american climbers have cars and if you find a partner you can offer some gas money. Also you are less noticeable to Rangers if you don't have a car. Your car will need a current park pass and that costs money and brings attention to how long you have been in the park. A three week stay should be easy. Stay in Camp 4 for 1 week. Go to Tuolumne for a few days. Share a campsite in another campground and 3 weeks will pass too quickly. Sleep on a ledge or in the boulders for the local perspective.
Bienvenidos.
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Apr 7, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
For travel I would maybe consider flying to fresno or stockton and taking buses from there to the valley if you can afford it. Otherwise just take buses the whole way.

Once in the valley you will likely find climbing partners pretty easily around camp 4 or the el cap bridge.

Staying past your 7 day limit is trickier. I know people sometimes share a tent with the pass under 1 person's name one week and another person the next week thus allowing for a 2 week stay. I have also heard the rangers busting in on this too. When you are one the wall it technically counts toward your 7 days but they do not really track you up there so time on the wall is sort of a freebie. There are other more nefarious ways to stay in the valley the interwebs is not the place to discuss those.

Also, let me be the first remind you "You're gonna die!"
Byran

climber
San Jose, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
You are only allowed to stay in Camp 4 for 7 days during the summer. There are a variety of ways to get around this, both legal and illegal

Legal
-Climb a bigwall.
-Ask people to share a site at the Pines Campground (semi-illegal, but carries no risk of being caught)
-Be a registered guest of a park employee.
-Go backpacking (requires wilderness permit, cannot camp in the Valley) As a bonus you get a night at Backpacker's Camp at either end of your trip.
-Stay at one of the lodgings operated by DNC (prices start at $100/night, requires reservations which might be impossible to obtain at this point)
-Drive outside of the park every night to sleep (terrible choice, but often recommended by rangers)
-Go climb splitter granite somewhere else in the Sierra, where it's not hot as balls and you can camp anywhere for free.

Illegal (Most of these carry a fine of around $100 if you are caught)
-Bivy in the forest, the further from a road the safer.
-Sleep in a van/camper parked at Curry.
-"Pool" your nights at Camp 4 with a friend (IE: he registers for 7 nights and you share his tent, then you register for 7 nights and he shares your tent)
-Bivy at one of the campgrounds unregistered (you will need to stash your sleeping stuff somewhere during the day, which is tricky and suspicious looking)
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 7, 2014 - 04:53pm PT
For a month in August I would just do 1 week in the valley, 1 week in tuolumne, 2nd week in the valley, 2nd week in tuolumne. besides, in august tuolumne might be nicer to climb in anyways, due to the temperatures.
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