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El Capitan El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (1000m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers.

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El Capitan Close Up

El Capitan Close Up

11.22.07 01:35 PM
Category: SceneryCaliforniaYosemite National Forest California USAEl Capitan
Description: Rising 3,593 feet from the valley and 7,569 feet above sea level, El Capitan, Yosemite is a breath taking sight.
Posted By: Steve Boren (View all of Steve Boren's images) Dimensions: 550 x 417 (1024 x 776)
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11.22.07, 02:14 PM
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Re: El Capitan Close Up Shot

The top of El Capitan can be reached by hiking out of Yosemite Valley on the trail next to Yosemite Falls, then proceeding west. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face; there are dozens of named climbing routes, all of them long and difficult.
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