El Capitan

 

The granite formation to the left of Half Dome is El Capitan. This vertical rock formation extends about 3,000 feet (900 meters) from base to summit along its tallest face.

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Snowshoeing in Yosemite
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Peregrine Falcon families are nesting on El Capitan
El Capitan is for the birds

Peregrine falcons are back in Yosemite and nesting on El Capitan, thanks to efforts funded by Conservancy supporters.

Local youth groups, climbing organizations and park partners work together to create climber access trails and restore habitat in Yosemite.
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Go climb a mountain! Use restored climber-access trails that protect fragile habitat.

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