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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

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The largest monolith of granite in the world, El Capitan, serves as one of the most popular rock climbing spots in Yosemite Valley. Located inside Yosemite National Park, the rock face extends some 900 m (3,000 ft) from base to summit. It can be seen from numerous popular spots in the park, including Tunnel View, the Bridalveil Fall area, and El Capitan Meadow. Rock climbing at El Capitan requires serious skill. The average visitor enjoys hiking around the rock or admiring it while taking a dip in the Merced River nearby. Keep an eye out, however, for serious climbers. Tourists often pull off near the rock and use binoculars to spot climbers on its granite face. To visit El Capitan and get the most from your holiday in Yosemite National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yosemite National Park trip builder.
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  • One of the best prts of yosemite valley ! Just enjoy the view and selfies from the tunnel point ! :)  more »
  • There were 20 climbers while we visited El Capitan. A ranger had a spotting scope across the road and we enjoyed watching them. It takes 3 to 5 days on average for climbers to reach the top. It is an ...  more »
  • can be seen miles away before you reach the rock and it is dazzling white from a distance, standing out even in the winter! seems to glow and emit a sparkling white light. very unusual with the rest o...  more »