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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  • El Capitan is always a haven for climbers. Even on an ordinary afternoon you can see climbers scaling the slopes.  more »
  • almost perfect straight wall and noticeable from every perspective. one of the icons of yosemite -by right!  more »
  • A huge chunk of monolithic rock. A gigantic, majestic, overpowering, definitely reigns supreme on this part of the Valley.
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  • Must-see. Awe-inspiring. Breathtaking. Put it on your bucket list.
  • 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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