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Yosemite National Park Sights

El Capitan

  • Geological Site

Updated 05/18/2015

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Rising 3,593 feet—more than 350 stories—above the valley, El Capitan is the largest exposed-granite monolith in the world. Since 1958, people have been climbing its entire face, including the famous "nose." You can spot adventurers with your binoculars by scanning the smooth and nearly vertical cliff for specks of color.

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Off Northside Dr., about 4 miles west of the Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park, California, 95389, United States

Updated 05/18/2015


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