Friday, June 18, 2010

El Capitan

There are climbers on El Capitan, or El Cap as the climbers call it. Can you see them? We could with binoculars...but just barely.

Rising over 3,000 feet above the valley floor and 7.569 feet above sea level this impressive Yosemite landmark is the largest monolith of granite in the world. No wonder so many want to climb it.

El Capitan holds another distinction. It is almost twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar. It's truly an amazing icon no matter how you look at it. But I can't imagine climbing that rock face.

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