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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA

Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.

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El Capitan was a stop along our tour route. Again, plenty of time to view and take pictures. Our tour guide pointed out climbers which we were able to see and photo.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clay, New York
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Clay, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Capitan was a stop along our tour route. Again, plenty of time to view and take pictures. Our tour guide pointed out climbers which we were able to see and photo.

Thank BAShannon1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Majestic granite mountain. People who are rock climbers often try the skills on the face (I think you have to get permission). There is a way to get to the top on the backside, pretty tough (not as bad as the front, you need to have good gloves and hiking boots). Standing below and looking up at the smooth surface... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, the largest, highest unbroken cliff face on Earth. The scale of El Capitan cannot be captured on film or digital media. I have tried many times. Here is what you have to do to really appreciate it. Park nearby (if you can). Go a good ways out into El Capitan Meadow. I mean 50 yards or more, not by... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mountain in Yosemite is absolutely stunning! Worth going to see... every minutes, what a site to enjoy

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Grant Park, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first see it, you realize all the pictures you've seen are just that - pictures - providing you only a glimpse of what is before you. It is, quite simply, awesome. Whether you first see it from Southside Dr, Tunnel View, or from the meadow, it will leave you speechless. It is a very special place indeed -... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Awesome. One of the cooler things that I have ever seen. And going in the spring when the water of flowing down makes it better. I had a beautiful day and a somewhat polished granite mountain is a site to see.

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Howell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our Yosemite journey we stopped on two different occasions to view this beautiful mountain. Take lots of pictures.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After watching Valley Uprising I was so hyped to see El Cap for our Yosemite trip. My husband and I hiked almost to the base of El Cap from Bridalveil Falls. We found this to be an easy, flat, empty trail. Once we reached Cathedral Beach (also found this online referred to as Capitan Crossover) the river was so beautiful... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming up from Oakhurst on US-41, you will pass through the tunnel. Be ready to stop right as you exit the tunnel. Park and be prepared for what is before you. Behold, the grandeur of Yosemite.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well what can you say it was awesome and as it is the screen saver on my macbook it was great to see it for real.

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