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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. 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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  • When a rock has a name you know it is impressive. I have only seen El Cap from the valley floor but the words to describe it fall short. We saw it from several places but the best may be from the... 
    When a rock has a name you know it is impressive. I have only seen El Cap from the valley floor but the words to describe it fall short. We saw it from several places but the best may be from the...  more »
  • Favorite part of our trip: Sitting in the meadow below El Cap at sunset. It was so peaceful and beautiful! We were able to see several people cliffside tent camping on the side of El Cap which was... 
    Favorite part of our trip: Sitting in the meadow below El Cap at sunset. It was so peaceful and beautiful! We were able to see several people cliffside tent camping on the side of El Cap which was...  more »
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  • Wonderful mountain in a wonderful park. I loved it 😍
  • One of the most majestic experiences of my life. No words. Must see in person.

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