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“cliff face”(12 reviews)
Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bus tour guide's description included the physical size of the cliff, which is unbelievable unless you are standing so far from it and still having to strain to see the top. He pointed out several groups of climbers on the rock face, bring binoculars.

Thank Westea
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the most amazing sight. Get out of the car and go and see it on foot. It is massive and awe inspiring.

Thank PhilipJepson
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can pretty much see this from everywhere in the park. Standing under it watching people climbing it is shocking. The valley loop trail takes you right under it.

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great photo to take is from the meadows there directly below. It's gigantic and you cannot miss it.

Thank slav198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say, that's one big stony monument. Suggest picnicking at the picnic area at it's base and talking with the crazy people who are attempting to climb that thing.

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many places in the park to view El Cap from but the best is the pull out and meadow directly below and south from the wall. From there you can study the granite, see the different colors, follow cracks going up, find...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant visit the valley without seeing El Capitan. Local climbers setup near the river and give out information on the rock formation. Nice backdrop for 1 of the many trials.

Thank epic9990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Yosemite and when we saw El Capitan it was a definite highlight. It is massive, beautiful and inspiring. A definite 'not to miss' site.

Thank theokengineer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely views from further away. If you are at the bottom you can't really get a great experience. See if from both sides of the road, north and south.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This humongous piece of granite is most impressive and really gives you the "WOW" when you stare at it "straight in the face". Don't think you can find anything equivalent anywhere else.

Thank Tay08
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July 19, 2016|
Response from erikstam2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take a hike to Vernal Fall, not too strenuous, worth the effort!
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June 25, 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
There is a topic about tours in the Top Questions on the Yosemite forum page.