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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Activities: Rock climbing
Description: Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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so big !

Makes you feel so small and filled with admiration for those climbers who made it to the top. Lots of facilities and park transport to help you get around

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Levens,
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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

There is hardly a day when no one is climbing this sheer granite wall. Professional climbers hang their hammocks in order to sleep during their assent. What a trip.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

initially it just looks like small mountain, but understanding that it is the largest single solid granite block of rock. WOW! i wonder how many kitchen counter tops it could make...

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Levens,
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Makes you feel so small and filled with admiration for those climbers who made it to the top. Lots of facilities and park transport to help you get around

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You can read about this and you can even s it on TV but nothing you do will ever prepare you for the first time of seeing it in real life! Quite simply awesome and very special place that truly knocks you for six when you first set eyes on it!

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Pensacola, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
66 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The challenge with El Capitan is under which weather conditions and at what time of day you want to photograph. Will you go for contrast? Will you go for texture? You can spend days trying to capture the majesty of El Capitan.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm too old and unfit to climb a mountain but I was fascinated to watch those who are willing to test themselves on this rock face. You can just about see the colourful dots moving slowly on the rock and see where they leave their overnight equipment.

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Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The view before the tunnel right at sunset is the greatest thing you will every see. Truly a god moment. The other great view is when you first come driving down to the valley floor from the 120 highway. Breathtaking.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the magnanimity of this monolith is beyond belief. on a lucky day you might find climbers on el capitan trying to conquer this majestic rock

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Incline Village, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great to see from far away and up close. We've seen mountain climbers almost every time we've visited which is a great experience. Also saw it during the full moon at night and it lights up like a painting!

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What can you say about El Capitan that hasn't already been said?!? I really can't describe the beauty of this chunk of granite but to say you MUST see it in person before you die! Pictures do not do it justice.

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