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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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West Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views from Glacier Point which are breath taking as you marvel at the forces of nature that have shaped the landscape. Not to be missed

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Fresno, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You need to take your binoculars, go into the meadow and start looking up at the rock. Most of the times you can see climbers, if you can't spot them, just ask the all the other people that are looking, and they will help you zero in on where the climbers are. Even looking thru binoculars, the climbers still look... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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315 reviews 315 reviews
75 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you go to Yosemite, you have to see El Cap! This mountain is the Iconic landmark of the park, and it is majestic.

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Olney, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

El Capitan is one of the most Awe inspiring rock formations you can see in Yosemite National Park and also the country. There are a few different vista (viewing) points to take great pictures of the El Capitan. Yosemite national Park is one of the places that should be on everyone's bucket list

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Houston, Texas
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My dad told me that I could see all of Yosemite in a couple of hours. Well I guess you can if you drive through and don't stop. I took the time to look at every formation and this is indeed one to take the time to enjoy. Take photos or just take it all in mentally.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
22 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not sure why it doesn't seem possible to write an overall TA review of Yosemite National Park. It is a stunningly spectacular and awe inspiring place and the $20 week long vehicle ticket represents astonishingly good value, I only wish we were in the area long enough to put it to better use. Having said that, there are so many... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a stunning landmark. The rangers have telescopes lined up on climbers going up the face. It takes them 2-3 days to make the climb, so therefore have to sleep on Porta-ledges. I can't think of many things more frightening than that!

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We saw this magnificent landmark from several different vantage points and it is impressive to say the least. Take time to just marvel at the size!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

El Capitan is breathtaking to look at. Its an amazing mountain to look at. It is even more intriguing to watch people actually try to climb it and actually do make it to the top.

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Windsor, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This has been and always will by my favorite feature of Yosemite Valley. It is just so grand and so majestic I cannot but it into words. I told the kids on the drive in that you could make one 3 foot wide kitchen counter top from here to the moon from El Capitan. They bought it but they are... More

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