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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.

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Pretty Incredible View!!!

October 12, 2016. Beautiful views of this majestic mountain as you enter the park and as you drive along the entry road you can pull over and get some photos underneath the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kevin B
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

October 12, 2016. Beautiful views of this majestic mountain as you enter the park and as you drive along the entry road you can pull over and get some photos underneath the mountain which are just as magnificent. This is one of those highlights of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things are not possible to capture on camera, and El Capitan is one of them. It's very noticable from many viewpoints of the park. The best, I think, is from Tunnel View. It stands there always still, so big and so strong, like watching everything. And it totally deserves it's name. For me it was enough just to admire... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park service has telescopes and Rangers set up at a viewing area to allow you to track the progress of climbers on the face.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss it. The roads around Yosemite are all one way so make sure you pay attention to the signs! Without a doubt one of the highlights of Yosemite Parking is close

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A drive though US National Parks is among the most spectacular things I have done touring the US, and I have done it more than once with family. Yosemite is iconic and El Capitan a reason for it, along with Cathedral Rocks, Glacier Point, Half Done, many others

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our afternoon treat was to drive to the meadow with our binoculars and start looking for climbers on the walls...the more we looked the more we saw. But remember your Binoculars!

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Spectacular sight even though we did not climb it!! leave that to the experts. We could see two climbers on the day we visited.

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

El Capitan is one of if not the largest single piece of granite on the planet. To stand and look is always awe inspiring. I tell everyone who goes to yosemite to stop at every turnout and get out of the car and take the time to look in all directions. The views are incredible and the sight of El... More 

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Memphis, TN, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Photos cannot begin to truly depict the majesty and beauty of this gigantic granite mountain. We were disappointed and sad to see so many dead trees due to the five-year drought in the area, however.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

This was the last stop of a day trip I had booked to Yosemite and it was an amazing way to cap it off. The rock face is gigantic with lovely surface colour. Fun fact: rope-free climbers who attempt it have to spend between 3 to 5 days on the cliff face to do so. However one of the biggest... More 

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