The largest monolith of granite in the world, El Capitan, serves as one of the most popular rock climbing spots in Yosemite Valley. Located inside Yosemite National Park, the rock face extends some 900 m (3,000 ft) from base to summit. It can be seen from numerous popular spots in the park, including Tunnel View, the Bridalveil Fall area, and El Capitan Meadow. Rock climbing at El Capitan requires serious skill. The average visitor enjoys hiking around the rock or admiring it while taking a dip in the Merced River nearby. Keep an eye out, however, for serious climbers. Tourists often pull off near the rock and use binoculars to spot climbers on its granite face. A visit to El Capitan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yosemite National Park holiday maker tool to plot your vacation.
El Capitan reviews
We visited San Francisco from 10-08/10-11 2020 and we did a day tour to Yosemite. All I can say is the pictures don’t do this park any justice. You really need at least 3 days to explore the park bc..... more »
One of the few sites we could see during the smoke of the Creek Fire, El Capitan shoots out of the ground and towers over the valley. Incredibly impressive mountain face, and insane to think that... more »
This is the most Beautiful climb on the world.
I got to the top, and turns out there was a Dollar General store up there...
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Yosemite National Park
Nature in Yosemite National Park
Trails in Yosemite National Park
Hidden gems in Yosemite National Park
Side trips from Yosemite National Park
Trips to El Capitan by other users
42 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Diego Borrego Springs Palm Desert 24 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM San Diego Los Angeles Yosemite National Park 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY Zion National Park Las Vegas Grand Canyon National Park 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Los Angeles Honolulu Seattle 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Diego Joshua Tree National Park Death Valley National Park