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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank CavemanHHH
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
1  Thank FoxMustang
Reviewed November 2, 2018

What can you say, that's one big stony monument. Suggest picnicking at the picnic area at it's base and talking with the crazy people who are attempting to climb that thing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed October 29, 2018

There are so many places in the park to view El Cap from but the best is the pull out and meadow directly below and south from the wall. From there you can study the granite, see the different colors, follow cracks going up, find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Cant visit the valley without seeing El Capitan. Local climbers setup near the river and give out information on the rock formation. Nice backdrop for 1 of the many trials.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank epic9990
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My wife and I went to Yosemite and when we saw El Capitan it was a definite highlight. It is massive, beautiful and inspiring. A definite 'not to miss' site.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank theokengineer
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Lovely views from further away. If you are at the bottom you can't really get a great experience. See if from both sides of the road, north and south.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara B
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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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There is a topic about tours in the Top Questions on the Yosemite forum page.
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