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

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Gigantic El Capitan!!!

The very well known El Capitan is a gigantic rock. Before you head to the Half Dome rock first you'll find your way to be amazed by El Capitan, make sure you stop and take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Harold L
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Tukwila, Washington
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Tukwila, Washington
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The very well known El Capitan is a gigantic rock. Before you head to the Half Dome rock first you'll find your way to be amazed by El Capitan, make sure you stop and take pictures; expect lots of people taking pictures by the side of the road.

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Thank Harold L
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just driving past is awe-inspiring, but even better if you dump the car and walk through the trees until you get a clear view during the day. It's 3000 feet top to bottom, and no photo really does it justice! It's really cool at all times of day, but dawn and after dark are particularly amazing. The light on it... More 

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Capitan is always impressive! This great monument of nature never gets dull. I get surprised every time.

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Thank CasperAndrea
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

August 11th we decided to cook out at the bottom of El Capitan, boy we were thrilled we did! As the sun was setting, we watched in amazement 3 climbers were heading up with flash lights - wow - swinging side to side like little fireflies against a wall! The best part.. we loudly yelled and flashed a light "... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Truly an amazing natural beauty sight. Worth pulling over and just spending some time here. We took pictures on the way in to Yosemite valley. They were probably our best pictures. On the way out of Yosemite valley we also stopped but focused on the scenery on the other side of the road. We were hoping to see some climbers... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Way up 8000 feet amazing sights including this massive Rick structure formation, Not bad for something that old.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights. It is massive. Many places to view this rock...we kept stopping as we were driving around.

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Havelock North
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of those places that you rad about, see pictures of and it was always my aim to visit. Well past the dream of climbing it just to view it is a highlight and to imagine the skill and daring of those who climb it. One can only imagine the heat reflecting from the stone face onto the... More 

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Anlaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon El Capitan en route into the village and simply had to stop. We all stared in awe and wonderment at the enormity of the sight before us.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a pair of binoculars with you. We always stop at the base of El Capitan and look for climbers. It is breathtaking to see peoplr climing the face of this sheer rock.

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