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“cliff face”(12 reviews)
Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to see it in person to appreciate just how stunning this mountain face is. You literally have to bend your head back to see to the top from down below.

Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just kidding. The whole park is just amazing. El Capitan emerges out of nowhere and it blows you away!

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing El Capitan never fails to amaze me. It's daunting to look up at and the thought of people climbing the face is incredible. This trip, while we didn't see any climbers, it was still impressive.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 5 days ago

These are some of the mountains that we sing about we describe America the Beautiful! Such majestic mountains and amazingly, people free climb El Capitan! For now, it's just trails for me!

Thank razorwan
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can't imagine how anyone visiting Yosemite NP would miss this impressive structure. Bring your binoculars and look for mountain climbers. Impressive, majestic, un capitan de verdad!

Thank MaryQ46
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Capitan is absolutely majestic. We also were able to see mountain climbers attempting their climbs. It is breathtaking and beautiful. The best of Yosemite.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible to see if you are lucky enough to be in Yosemite National Park. Beautiful with lots of opportunities to pull over and take photos.

Thank Fiona700
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge rock! Don't know how people can climb it, because it's very steep. Makes you realize that the forces of nature can be very powerful to create such a thing! Awe inspriing!

Thank DoreenHeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One just has to see El Capitan and Half Dome in one's life! The sheer size, beauty and location make it unforgettable !

Thank Raj H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Majestic - valley view and tunnel view are classics. Lots of photo ops. Plenty of challenge for rock climbers. Interesting to hear the Native American story - check for a ranger tour.

Thank twm50
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July 19, 2016|
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.