El Capitan

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El Capitan Yosemite National Park Reviews

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Giant rock Formation May 11, 2013
The Giant rock formation known as El Capitan in Yosemite is something of a phenomenon. The giant granite monolith is at the center of Yosemite's attraction and is sought by millions of rock climbers from all over the world. It is one of Yosemite's iconic images and among the most photographed. even at a distance, it makes one feel really small. When we drove closer, I felt the feeling of a dwarf standing near a mountain. It is hard to imagine one piece of rock standing at the height this rock stands. Not to mention how vertical it is.

It is hard to get perspective on its size, as I mentioned, it does make one feel really small. An 80 ft high tree on the edge of the rock looked like a small match stick sticking out of the rock. I guess one comes to Yosemite for vistas and features like this.

We saw hundreds of rock climbers preparing to climb it, while others were midway through it. The park's rescue team was active around El Capitan with as many climbers on the rock. It blew my mind to see people risk their lives to climb the rock, at nearly 8000 ft tall, it is flat and white and unbelievable that one would dare it.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
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