August-November 2022 Public Input

In 2023 Yosemite National Park will transition from the Wilderness Climbing Permit Pilot Program to a long-term solution to address Wilderness stewardship through management of overnight climbing use on Yosemite's big walls and other rock formations.

From now until mid-November Yosemite NP will be accepting written comments and hosting a series of townhall meetings and other outreach events.

The following is the park's schedule for planning and implementation:

- September 7th, 2022 5:30-7:30pm Virtual Town Hall
- September 22nd , 2022 3:00-5:00pm Live Event at Yosemite Facelift
- October 16th, 2022 3:00-5:00pm Virtual Town Hall
- November 12th, 2022 Informal table at the "Bishop High Ball- Cragging Classic" Climbing Festival.
- November 2022: Analyze Public Comment
- Winter 2022: Management Decision
- January 2023: Public Rollout
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 23, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022
Topic Questions Instructions:
We offer these topic questions to assist you in providing useful comments to our planning process.
Topic Questions:
1. If you have used the pilot permit system in Yosemite in the last 2 years, how has this affected your experience?
2. In your experience, what are the biggest issues on Yosemite's big walls? (e.g. litter, human waste, abandoned property, improperly stored food, illegal fire rings and wind breaks, and preventable accidents)
3. How can we adapt the permit system to better meet your needs as a climber?
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