El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

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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  • Such an impressive sight to behold and nearly gives you a neck-ache! Really, it’s an awesome view and a major contender with the awesomeness of half dome.  more »
  • We only had a few hrs in the national park, it was expensive for a quick visit but the views were spectacular. El capitan was amazing and after seeing it on the Mac for years it was great to get our.....  more »
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