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Activities: Rock climbing
Description: Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Majestic rock formation

Story goes that a rock climber broke the record by climbing this huge mountain in less than 3 hours. That is over 7500 feet from the valley floor. El Capitan consumes your camera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Story goes that a rock climber broke the record by climbing this huge mountain in less than 3 hours. That is over 7500 feet from the valley floor. El Capitan consumes your camera and imagination by its grandeur and beauty.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty scenery here of the granite rocks of El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks, plus the Merced River. You can drive and park here, take the free shuttle, or hike via the valley loop trail. Unfortunately there are no paved trails in this area so access for those with mobility impairments is poor.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This magnificent massive granite feature of Yosemite Park is unrivaled. You stop and stare from the meadow below as you try to take in its great beauty.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We traveled by the free shuttle to the base of El Capitan to picnic. We could watch the rock climbers scaling the monolith from the safety of our picnic table.

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Barefoot Bay, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

How do people actually climb this thing?? This is a BIG rock! Much better than the pictures show it. Worth the trip.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

it is a monumentous cliff face. How anyone even considers climbing this is beyond me. Better photographed in the afternoon of evening as the sun is behind it as you approach from the gate

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Coto de Caza, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unbelievable views from the valley floor. You can drive right next to it and take great photos. Make sure you pull off to the right to take your photos since it is very captivating from the car.

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Terrassa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When you see El Capitan you realize that you are really small. Impressive mountain with a lot of stories to tell.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This monolith is just incredible. Like many of the 'rocks' in Yosemite, it just juts up from the ground, almost out of nowhere. There is a trail a quarter of a mile from the road that leads very close up to it. We went at sunset, which was impressive.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The best place to take picture in on the way into the park, but if you miss it you can loop around and go back. Its very stately like its keeping watch over the valley,

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