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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA

Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.

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You can't really get the scope of its enormity until you have stood under it. (That's what she said.)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can hike up to it or you can take a tough hike up the backside to the top. OR....if you can really climb, straight up the face. Even watching the climbers from the bottom is very cool.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't really get the scope of its enormity until you have stood under it. (That's what she said.)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take pleasure in the beauty of Yosemity National Park. Watch mountain climbers traverse the sheer sides of El Capitan. Exquisite waterfalls all year with some of them frozen in winter. Magnificent trees and scenery. Great hiking and camping. Enjoy Mother Nature at its best.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you see it, you'll know why it's named El Capitan! Way into the park with plenty of other stops inside and lots of geological formations. A great day of lots of pictures and just soaking it all in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular vertical granite rock formation which dominates the view from Tunnel View. Apparently it is possible to climb to the top. One of the visual highlights of Yosemite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try going in the winter time. The view is spectacular any time of year. There are few visitors, so you spend less time navigating and more time sight seeing.

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 January 2017

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 January 2017 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 21 December 2016 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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