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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly couldn’t get too close as the snow was heavy around the base. Going to try again today. Still to think people scale this 3000 foot sheer cliff face gives me the shivers...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you enter the Valley, El Capitan makes his presence known ; most people will stop for the Tunnel View and he is the dominant figure in all your pictures ! It is a giant boulder and the thought of climbing that sheer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had to stop off at this magnificent location .You'lll love it and it will be part of your conversations for the whole year. Make it a full day and make sure to watch the climbers!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed January 6, 2019

As you enter the Valley floor and drive slowly through the tall pines in awe of the marvellous beauty you are seeing, El Capitan greets you with its majesty and then you know you are in a very special place. There are so many peaceful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

How soulful is this mountain. Viewing it brings joy to your soul. We were lucky to see it snow capped and it was special!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

El Cap is the mecca for climbers from all around the world. Its an amazing wall of rock that has to be seen and if you investigate its sheer walls more carefully you will find tiny little silhouettes of climbers. Sometimes you might even hear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arkadiusz W
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Bus tour guide's description included the physical size of the cliff, which is unbelievable unless you are standing so far from it and still having to strain to see the top. He pointed out several groups of climbers on the rock face, bring binoculars.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Westea
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This is the most amazing sight. Get out of the car and go and see it on foot. It is massive and awe inspiring.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PhilipJepson
Reviewed November 12, 2018

You can pretty much see this from everywhere in the park. Standing under it watching people climbing it is shocking. The valley loop trail takes you right under it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

A great photo to take is from the meadows there directly below. It's gigantic and you cannot miss it.

Date of experience: February 2018
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WillandThom
July 19, 2016|
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Response from erikstam2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take a hike to Vernal Fall, not too strenuous, worth the effort!
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June 25, 2015|
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There is a topic about tours in the Top Questions on the Yosemite forum page.
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