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El Capitan

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Rock climbing
Description: Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Varde, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not only is it wonderful to look at but it was extreme to see somebody climb it. They looked like ants so it is giant

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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Many place to admire El Cap, we liked the look out point right after the tunnel. Great panoramic views.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Another must see in Yosemite. El Capitan is a huge vertical cliff rising so high that when standing looking up at the top from the road it hurts the neck! The sights and scenery of this magical place just kept on coming and this was one of the best.

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Spokane, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just gorgeous. What can I say? We could not see any climbers, but we did not have binoculars, so maybe that is why. It is so beautiful and BIG!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My third trip here. El Cap is a must see as is all Yosemite Valley and the Sierras. It's even better when you can watch people climbing. Go in the off season for more tranquility.

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Brandon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place was amazing. Worth visiting it. During summer free shuttlw bus operates every 30 min. It would be better to park the car in the valley parking and take the shuttle.

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Surrey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

All part of the beautiful experience of Yosemite. How people climb it, I don't know. But to see all these sights at Yosemite is an honour. Pictures don't really capture it - you have to see it for yourself.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

El Capitan is a large cliff face in Yoesemite. The first time I visited Yosemite, I noticed everyone looking up. When I looked up, I didn't see anything...just a bunch of trees at the top of the rock (which looked tiny). When I asked what everyone was looking at, they told me to look in the telescope. The telescope was... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the road, El Capitan is little hidden behind the trees. In certain moment you just stop your car- and here it is: right in front of you, magnificent rock- no wonder, they called it El Capitan. We snapped lot of pictures, so did all the people around!

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Westlake Village, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

El Capitan is an unbelievable site! It's one of the "Musts" to see in the Yosemite Valley. Recommend taking the tours from the Yosemite Lodge to give history and info regarding El Capitan and surrounding sites! "Wow"!

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