Any climber worth their weight in chalk can tell you that the birthplace of American climbing is none other than Yosemite National Park. Legendary badasses like Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard lived off of beans and cat food for months while making groundbreaking advances in the sport of rock climbing. The soaring granite monoliths of Half Dome and El Cap continue to attract world class athletes like Alex Honnold and Adam Ondra. Get pumped out and take a rest day to explore high country meadows, cascading waterfalls, and the glacier-fed Merced River. To sum it all up: the mountains are calling, and you must go!