This week marks the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift. For the past decade, the Yosemite Climbing Association has organized climbers to help with a park wide clean-up. Trash, old ropes, debris, and litter are all collected by volunteers, who receive a raffle ticket at the end of the day for helping out. A number of climbing companies support the event as well as New Belgium Brewery. The prizes are awesome and the beer at the nightly events rocks. Plus, the Facelift brings together the community of climbers and helps gather thousands of pounds of trash every year.
The Facelift starts with an evening program at 6:30 p.m. on September 24th, 2013 and ends at midnight September 29th, 2013. Registration for the event will be held at the booth in front of the Visitor Center from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every day starting September 25th and ending September 29th.
Beyond the cleaning, there are some great events happening during the Facelift including the Reel Rock Tour, slideshows by Chris McNamara and Tommy Caldwell, and live music.
Tuesday 9/24/13 Reel Rock 2013. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Wednesday 9/25/13 Assault on El Cap, Chris McNamara, Mark Hudon. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Thursday 9/26/13, Jason Torlano, Pamela Shanti Pack, Doug Robinson. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Friday 9/27/13, Bud Keene, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Tommy Caldwell. East Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm.
Saturday 9/28/13, Outdoors at the Elementary School 6:00 – 9:00pm. Live music by Graham Smith-White followed by Little Brother.
Sunday 9/29/13, Dinner followed by a raffle and dancing to Little Brother. East Auditorium doors open at 6:00pm
Camping is available for volunteers. Check out the Yosemite Facelift website for more information. If you are there volunteering, be sure to let us know!