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2nd Annual Yosemite Tweetup

Page history last edited by Elizabeth Leddy 8 years, 2 months ago

The Deal:

We've officially chosen the weekend of June 9/10 for the 2nd Annual Yosemite Tweetup! Site booking was insane, but we have at least two sites next to each other and will almost certainly be able to get a few more through cancelled reservations. One site is reserved for Thursday-Monday for anyone who wants to come early / stay late. Yay!


Update 2.0, 5/22/2012: NPS still hasn't posted an updated date estimate for opening the Tuolumne campground. At this point, we will plan on sticking with the original camping arrangements (in Yosemite Valley). We can definitely still drive up to Tuolumne to climb for the day (or more than one day!). Staying in the Valley means we don't have to worry about cold nights and there are more amenities available (food, showers, etc.). Psyched to see you all :) ~Lizzy


Participants - Who's Planning on Going?

If you think you might be able to make it, put your name on the list with any relevant notes. (i.e. possibly bringing friends, etc. Hashtag: #yostweetup


  • @lizzy_t
  • @lstefurak 
  • @benpope + @katatakwong (dependent on work schedules...right now any weekend is as good as any other!)
  • @nwskiclimb
  • @rockgrrl (I put myself down for the June dates but May might work out too)
  • @sudarkoff + @adrienneknits + kiddo (who would prefer June)
  • @patrickgensel  I'll be in Oregon the weekend chosen. Have fun guys. 
  • @sharpendwood 
  • @climbrunliftmom +1 possibly - Unless anyone wants to carpool from SLC area?
  • @eleddy - I'm in SF so I'm flexible on dates  - sorry guys but I'm so sick I just can't imagine trying to climb today
  • @calipidder + @drunkenmarmot
  • @billurbanski  Will be on Hood with Patrick :( 
  • @whereisdre + luca - still recovering from Peru :(




The dates represented are the Saturday of each given weekend. I'm assuming we'll make a long weekend of the trip with whoever can go, so keep that in mind. If a particular weekend works for you, put your name next to that date and update the tally. If a date doesn't work for you, leave it blank. 


  • 6/9:
    • @lizzy_t
    • @lstefurak 
    • @nwskiclimb   Sorry have to bow out this year although I know now that I am not going it will ensure blue skies! Have fun hopefully be back next year.
    • @rockgrrl 
    • @sudarkoff
    • @adrienneknits  
    • @sharpendwood
    • @climbrunliftmom  - Unless anyone wants to carpool from SLC area.
    • @calipidder
    • @monkeysmash (formerly @nsmonkeygirl) - WHOOOO Tuolumne!!! 




City/South Bay

  • SFO
    • San Francisco Airport - Between SF and Mountain View
    • ~ 4 hours to Yosemite
    • Often the best price from certain East Coast cities. 
  • SJC
    • San Jose Airport - Near Mountain View, Sunnyvale
    • ~ 4 hours to Yosemite
    • Closest to many of the Silicon Valley/ South Bay climbers. 


East Bay

  • OAK
    • Oakland Airport
    • ~ 3.5 hours to Yosemite


Further South and East

  • FAT
    • Fresno Airport
    • ~ 2.5 hours to Yosemite





Where we can see how to get who where in the most efficient/convenient way. Post if you're willing to carpool & from where, or if you find any great plane ticket deals, etc...


Vehicle Count

Add your name and how many vehicles you will have, also note if you can carpool

  • @lizzy_t/@lstefurak - 1 big blue truck, room for 2-3 other passengers 
  • @benpope - subaru, room for 2 others, leaving from the south bay
  • @sudarkoff/@adrienneknits - one big red Jeep filled to the brim with climbing, camping and baby stuff
  • @rockgrrl/@voden- 1 car from Ventura County (So Cal), might have room for one more (depends on which car we can take & if we will be able to extend the trip) 
  • @sharpendwood- 1 car from Turlock (central valley), room for 3 others.
  • @climbrunliftmom - 1 car from SLC, room for 2 other people. 
  • @eleddy - 1 car from SF, room for 3 more. 
  • @whereisdre - 1 car from SF, room for 1 or 2 more (depending on gear) 
  • @calipidder - 1 car from San Jose (outback or bigass Tundra). Full if the mr comes along.  Camping situation is flexible: can sleep in vehicle if tent space is tight, or sleep in tent if vehicle space is tight.
  • @monkeysmash - 1 car from Oakland. Have room for 2-3.




Campsite Info


Park Entrance Fee: $20 per car

Campsite Fees: $20 per site per night, with up to 2 cars and 6 people per site. 

Campsite Plan: We have one. We'll update it here soon. 


We have Site 005 in Lower Pines from Thursday night 6/7 through Sunday Night. (checkout on Monday)


We also have site 007 in Lower Pines for Friday 6/8 and Saturday nights.


We should have lots of tent space but only space for 4 cars between the two sites. All other cars will need to be parked on the road near lower pines or in the curry village overflow lot!




Some Local Hotel Info/Links

  • place1


Routes/ Tweetup Plan:


Friday:  Meet at Stately Pleasure Dome at 9:30 am to discuss multipitching on either SPD or going to Cathedral/Tenaya Peak


Saturday: Go cragging! Possibilities include Camp 4 Wall, Knob Hill, the base of El Capitan


Sunday: Get your multipitch on at the Open Books. Many options from 5.6 to 5.10! Mungeniella, the Surprise, etc



Emergency Info

The Yosemite Medical Clinic is located between Yosemite Village and The Ahwahnee. If you cannot get to the clinic on your own, call 911 for assistance. For non-emergencies, call (209) 372-4637. If you are injured or stranded while on a climb and cannot self-rescue, yell for help to obtain assistance.


Yosemite Valley Ranger Station: (209) 372-0740 or (209) 372-0298


Additional phone numbers: http://yosemitefun.com/Yosemite_National_Park_phone_numbers.htm


Useful Links









No really, this is the end. 


Climbing is Dangerous

Climbing is inherently dangerous and the risk of death or serious injury can never be completely eliminated. It is up to each individual to make his or her own choices regarding acceptable risk. Tweetups are collaborative efforts with no individual organizers, and each participant only assumes liability for their own well being, just as you assume liability for yours! Cheers!


Comments (3)

Elizabeth Leddy said

at 9:05 am on May 29, 2012

Just fyi I tried to go through tioga pass this weekend and a freak snowstorm closed it last minute. I would LOVE to go to tuolumne if we can - it is beautiful right now! What are the current camping plans? When and where are we meeting? Thanks for coordinating!

Lizzy Trower said

at 9:10 am on May 29, 2012

We're going to stick with the original plan and camp in the Valley. I think the Tuolumne campground still won't be open by the tweetup, plus if there is another storm like last weekend (it was 38 F in the Valley on Friday!) it might be really cold up in the Valley. Then we can carpool up to the Meadows for a day (or more) depending on interest and weather. We have 3 campsites booked so far, I'll try to update the page later today with that info.

George Sudarkoff said

at 3:19 pm on Jun 25, 2012

Guys, mind sharing the pics? :)

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