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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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  • In fact dominates the landscape. It's a very imposing monolith. Of equal size only in Quixadá, Ceará, citizenship, all surrounded by huge rock formations. I heard that the UFO Sighting is very common in this region. By the way, is close to Area 51. There are several records of sightings, including recent. But we didn't see any. Thank's God!
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  • I am now retired. In second grade I wrote a report on El Capitan and Yosemite National Park. My whole life I wanted to SE in reality what I had only seen in pictures. Reality was NOT a disappointment!  more »
  • A road takes you right past this grand natures monument. One cannot be at aw by this structure when you are next to it. I was fortunate enough to be next to it one early morning when not much folks ar...  more »