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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
From the Toulumne Lodge, hike the trail toward Mt. Lyell. Walk past the turn off to Vogelsang before turning off the trail and heading toward Mammoth Peak. Cross the river and scramble up the peak's northwest side.
From the top of Mammoth Peak, traverse south (2nd class) hitting apprx. seven high points.
The crux is a sawtooth section linking the Kuna Crest and Kuna Peak. The rock is dangerous here, rope up and try to stay as high as you can on the formations.
After passing the crux, walk (2nd class) south and east along terrain reminiscent of the Dana Plateau toward an increasingly visible Kuna Peak.
Cross a deep notch and climb to the top of Kuna Peak (3rd class).
Scramble down to the Lyell Fork of the Toulumne River and follow the easy trail back to the Toulumne Meadows Lodge.
Mammoth Peak is easier to summit from the Tioga Road east of Toulumne Lodge so this is another start/finish option.