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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.

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Yeah it's just a huge chunk of rock but when you stand underneath it and look up, then realise that people climb up it in aided. It is like nothing I have seen before totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Merlin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yeah it's just a huge chunk of rock but when you stand underneath it and look up, then realise that people climb up it in aided. It is like nothing I have seen before totally different from any other mountain.

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Thank Merlin W
Toronto
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61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature is perfect! El Capitan is like a granite monolith monument to celebrate nature. It is more than 900m high, and it is the world's favourite place for experienced rock climbers. We stood in awe as we watched some climbers (with binoculars), they looked like ants crawling.

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Thank Happike
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Captain is one of the first things you will notice when you get to the Yosemite Valley. It is imposing, impressive and beautiful. You can get great different views from through the valley, especially from El Captain meadow.

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Thank IvyD-L
Singapore
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful place to take photos on the drive in to Yosemite Village. Even better if you come in winter when there is snow.

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Thank jiachaol
India
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169 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to this this guy here quite closely thru one of our treks. absolutely stunning! will come back for more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cap is a FANTASTIC sight!! This is the largest granite dome in the world, visible from quite a few miles away. It's incredibly impressive!! I decided to climb to the base of it, and that is quite the challenge. There are many boulders to traverse just to get to it!! It's clear there have been MANY rockslides over the... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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761 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Any trip to Yosemite will result in seeing El Capitan, one of the most impressive rock walls I have ever seen. I'm just glad I don't have to climb it!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure there are reviews about climbing El Capitan however I just looked at it and boy is it impressive. Although I studied geology at university I was expecting to see El Capitan as just a big rock but it is beautiful. We stopped nearby for lunch and spent most of the time taking photos. It is hard to explain... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A stop at the meadow below El Capitan is a must on all of our trips to Yosemite. It is only accessible by car as the free valley shuttle doesn't go that far west in the valley, but it's worth getting to. Take a picnic lunch,pull over at the meadow on your left just below El Capitan and walk out... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This was soo amazing to see, upon entering the park. This should be on everyone's bucket list. Must be one of the most photographed mountains in USA.

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