"Can You Believe People Climb This?" El Capitan Tip by jag17

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park: 42 reviews and 68 photos


Standing at 7,569 feet (3,000 feet of vertical granite), El Capitan is absolutely breathtaking. If you look carefully, you will often see specks (people) attempting to climb to the top. I was happy to snap a few pics and view it from the ground.

The legend of El Capitan is that it was created during the time of the animal people. As two bear cubs slept on a large flat rock near the river, the rock grew until the bears scratched their faces against the moon. The mother bear called on all the animals to rescue her babies, but none succeeded until the lowly inchworm crawled slowly to the top and led the cubs to safety.

Address: Yosemite National Park
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 11, 2004
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