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Mountain Name(s): El Capitan, El Capitán, El Kapitan, Скеля Ель Капітан, Эль-Капитан, ال کاپیتان, ال کیپیٹان, エル・キャピタン, Эль Капитан... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 2307 m / 7568.9 ft     Snow line: Absent
Summit(s): Main Summit; (2 307 m /7 569 feet)
    Prominence: 15 m/49 ft
Location: United States (USA)(California);     Isolation: 2 km/1 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 37°44'2.724''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep - 15 Nov;
01 May - 30 Jun;
Parent Range: Sierra Nevada     Nearest Airport(s): San Francisco International Airport (SFO);
Range: Yosemite Valley     Convenience Center(s): Yosemite Valley;
First Ascent: 12/11/1957 Wayne Merry , George Whitmore , Warren Harding ... More     National Park(s): Yosemite National Park;

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El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith extends about 3,000 feet (900 m) from base to summit along its tallest face and is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers and BASE jumpers.

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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 many named climbing routes, all of them arduous, including Iron Hawk and Sea of Dreams, for example.

Location Edit

Located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end.

Getting there Edit

he park is located in far west Texas, about 110 miles east of El Paso, Texas. To reach the main entrance, put of El Paso, follow U.S. Highway 62/180 to the park entrance.

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There are no permits or use fees required to climb El Cap, other than the standard park entrance fee. Bivies on the walls around Yosemite Valley do not require a Wilderness Permit.

North America, United States (USA): California

  • El Capitan
  • Mountaineering - 14 Day(s)
  • 15 May - 30 Jun
  • Extreme+ 
  • 0 people climbed it

North America, United States (USA): California

  • El Capitan
  • Mountaineering - 1 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Jun
  • Easy 
  • 1 people climbed it

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