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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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  • Being a climbing interested family, visiting El Capitan was a must for us. The walk to the bottom of the rock took 15-20 minutes from the parking lot and it was a fun hike. You will be able to come... 
    Being a climbing interested family, visiting El Capitan was a must for us. The walk to the bottom of the rock took 15-20 minutes from the parking lot and it was a fun hike. You will be able to come...  more »
  • EI Capitan is the main tourist attraction point in the Yosemite valley. It is a vertical rock formation in the valley. It is one of the iconic rock formation in the world with more than 3000 vertical....  more
    EI Capitan is the main tourist attraction point in the Yosemite valley. It is a vertical rock formation in the valley. It is one of the iconic rock formation in the world with more than 3000 vertical....  more »
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  • Photos don’t do this place justice!!! As soon as you get closer to El Capitan it is in your face and just fills you with so much awe. A definite must visit ❤️❤️❤️ For reference visited in 7/12/21 around 10am.
  • One of the most majestic experiences of my life. No words. Must see in person.

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