Yosemite Valley loses its last no-reservation campground, climbers’ famous Camp 4

first_imgCamp 4’s iconic centerpiece is Columbia Boulder. The lightning bolt — originally drawn by legendary climber John Bachar — marks the boulder problem called Midnight Lightning.Yosemite’s freewheeling Camp 4, famous as the incubator for the valley’s rock climbing scene, is no longer first-come, first-served.Under a pilot program, a daily lottery system will assign campsites there from May 22 until early September. After that, the system will revert to the no-reservation system until the …last_img

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