El Capitan is one of the most famous landmarks in Yosemite National Park and a dream destination for climbers from all over the world. The cliff wall has a height of more than 1000 meters (3300 feet) and consists of a southwest and a southeast face. The prow in the middle is known as “The Nose” and was climbed during the first ascent in 1958. Today there are over 70 routes leading to the top. The quickest ascents were accomplished in less than two hours whereas other climbed for for over 200 days.



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Elevation: 2308 m
Country and region: USA, California
Mountain range: Sierra Nevada
Prominence: 3 m
Orometric dominance: 1
Coordinates: 37.742222, -119.635833

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