El Capitan (West Face)
Mariposa County, California
Uploaded by Bivy Team


01 :03 hrs
0.7 mi
1148 ft
Climbing Routes

Located inside Yosemite National Park, the granite monolith known as El Capitan sits on the north side of the Yosemite Valley, and is the most notable climbing destination in the world. The granite face wall of El Cap towers 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the valley floor which offers awe-inspiring views and numerous climbing routes to choose from. Extensive climbing experience on long multi-pitch routes is a must to climb any of the routes on El Capitan. Find a place to park along El Capitan Drive, or Northside Drive and gain one of the numerous climber’s trails leading through the trees to “The Nose”. From The Nose, head left up along the base of the wall to reach the routes. Descend by taking the trail that heads east along the rim passing Eagle Peak which leads to Yosemite Falls Trail. Follow this trail down steep terrain leading you directly to Camp 4. The other option is to descend from the East Ledges; this option does require some scrambling and rappels.

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