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. A visit to El Capitan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yosemite National Park holiday maker tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Of all things seen, this massive is the main picture we will take home in our minds. Good picnic sites in the forest below.  more »
  • Meadows around El Capitan make for a relaxing view of the majestic El Capitan. One of the beauties of Yosemite.  more »
  • South Korea came out on the more famous sports apparel in CF where overshadowed ... Of course, I'm a rock climbing is not steady, but looking at what others have vicariously felt really carry AJI cliffs too weird and mow the Ministers downed
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  • Must-see. Awe-inspiring. Breathtaking. Put it on your bucket list.
  • Not that sick....? If ur looking for a challenge you should try some the VB's at my gym
  • An unbelievable giant beauty. Great views from every side. Would highly recommend spending some time and hiking the area.
  • Superb spot to watch rock-climbing of all skill levels.
  • Pictures don't do it justice. You should see this with your own eyes.
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