I created Yosemitebigwall.com in 2008 with one clear goal: To help more people connect with the magical world of Yosemite Climbing. As a 5.9 leader (had back injuries when I was younger, so have to stick to the mellower stuff, and lots of Yoga), I’ve struggled with the elitist attitudes that can prevail in Yosemite at times, and I want a place where everyone can seek and find information about a yosemite climbing adventure that is appropriate for them.
Enjoy the site,
Erik Sloan – Author, Owner
Erik Sloan is an Alaskan native who has lived and worked around Yosemite since the early 2000s. Erik has climbed El Cap over 100 times. He is co-author of Rock Climbing Yosemite Valley: 750 Best Free Routes, Yosemite Bigwalls: The Complete Guide, and Supertopo’s Yosemite BigWalls 2nd edition. He created a community website for Wawona climbing(in southern Yosemite): wawona.yosemitebigwall.com. In 1997, Erik co-founded the American Safe Climbing Association, and to date he has replaced over 2000 bolts on Yosemite’s bigwalls. Erik’s favorite climbs in Yosemite are Royal Arches 5.7 A0 or 5.10b, and The Nose of El Cap.
(image from 2009)
4790 Triangle Rd
*Contact Erik with any info/suggestions/updates: email@example.com
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With my son, Austin, at the El Cap Bridge (2011)