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

You can actually see this mountain from many spots throughout the Valley. Unbelievable sight! Few bathrooms in the park that are open and scary twisty roads to reach many of these sites.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This stands very close to the Southwest entrance and it is just awesome. I would definitely go back to Yosemite its wonderful

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank brendadO2950SA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that you would miss it if you are in Yosemite Valley, but it is an amazing site to see. Be sure to stop in the meadow nearby and get a good picture of it and watch the people climbing it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a monster mountain! One of the key stops in Yosemite Park. You can even see climbers on it if you look closely. It takes a few minutes to soak in the size of it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Capitan dominates the landscape from every spot in the valley. Three great places to enjoy it. One, if you pull off the road alongside the great valley meadow. Two, the small pull off of Valley View, not well marked, but it’s beside the mountain...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An imposing mountain flaking one side of the valley. Paradise for climbers. Definitely must be awesome to get up there

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen al capitan in a documentary and were curious to see it in reality. It is bigger and more impressive than we imagined. We saw mountaineers climbing the rock, courageous.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank amsterdam05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't imagine the size of this until you actually see it in person. Made me feel so small in this vast creation.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this park several times beginning in 1953. It is a natural wonder that everyone should see. Breathtaking waterfalls, ancient living sequoia trees, high altitude fields of spring wildflowers in July, vistas overlooking lakes and deep valleys all to be appreciated. There is even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the whole documentary about the climb here so seeing it in the flesh was absolutely delightful . Kids loved it and there was an actual climber reaching the top bare in mind need binoculars here to spot them

Date of experience: July 2019
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10 July 2019|
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Response from joaniemaria | Reviewed this property |
Go to the El Capitan Meadow area. Just follow the main road, and look on a map. You can park along the side of this road. Bring binoculars. Climbers look like specks on the granite wall.
20 July 2016|
Response from erikstam2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take a hike to Vernal Fall, not too strenuous, worth the effort!
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26 June 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
There is a topic about tours in the Top Questions on the Yosemite forum page.