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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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Surrey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 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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Groves, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I believe I took at least 50-60 pictures of the amazing and color changes of El Capitan. Morning and late evening give you the most color changing experience. Almost as good as half dome. Buy the book of parks places of interest and the hiking trips. They give you all the best tips and helpful info on where to get... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What can I saw but Wow! The first time my family were speechless! A must to see. Go on a tour with Ira and see places where the tourists do not go too!

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fantastic to see, you can't believe just how big it is until you see the climbers on it as tiny little dots. The best part is just below it off the road. There is a little beach next to the river, and the river is great for paddling and swimming in.

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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177 reviews 177 reviews
51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

El Capitan is amazing at a distance. However, once you actually get to it, you can even describe its majesty. Even my teens said, 'Wow!'. If you need to, take the shuttles, it can save some walking. There is a separate schedule for the El Capitan bus. It is so well worth the trip to see it up close.

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Prague
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What I can say more? You have to be down in the valley, look at this big Captain and feel the majesty of those mountains.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Here's a hint for a close up look at El Capitan that I found - and used - in a hiking guide. Park (or shuttle) to El Capitan Meadow and tak a few photos, but the real fun is to walk to the base. Basically you will find an unmarked, but well worn path across the road from the meadow... More

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