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Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Roads are Closed for the Season - The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although they usually open sometime in May. More


Climbing and Camping Equipment Rentals

The Mountaineering School rents Yosemite camping gear, backpacking and climbing equipment on a first come first served basis only.  Please contact the Mountaineering School at (209) 372-8344 for additional information. 

Other equipment may be purchased at the Mountain Shop online, or from one of our locations within Yosemite.

Equipment Rentals

 Sleeping Bag (Limited availability in winter)  $13.00
 Sleeping Pad  $2.50
 Overnight Pack  $15.50
 Day Pack  $5.50
 Climbing Helmet  $7.00
 Alpine Ice Axe  $7.00
 Crampons  $8.50

Our Yosemite climbing equipment, backpacking and camping gear is available on a first-come, first-served basis only.  Reservations are not accepted. Please call (209) 372-8344 for more information regarding the Mountaineering School's equipment rentals.

Backpacking Equipment List

Download a list of items that are required for your backpacking trip, as well as a list of items available for rental. Please start gathering your equipment early so you don't forget anything.  In general, cotton clothing should be avoided.  Choose wool or synthetic materials like polyester, polypropylene, Capilene and nylon. 

You can purchase items before your trip at the Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop, the Curry Village Mountain Shop or the Yosemite Village Sport Shop.  Some items are available online at  If you have questions about your backpacking vacation, please feel free to call us at 209.372.8344.  We are happy to help you with backpacking rentals.