El Capitan – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

El Capitan photo

El Capitan

Photo credit: Mike Murphy

  • Elevation: 2307 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Yosemite National Park, California

El Capitan Climbing Notes

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El Capitan Location Map

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Surf breaks located close to El Capitan Mountain peaks around El Capitan Roads and rivers around El Capitan

Use this relief map to navigate to mountain peaks in the area of El Capitan.

10 other mountain peaks closest to El Capitan:

1. Middle Cathedral Rock (1987 m) 2.0 km
2. Three Brothers (Yosemite) (1881 m) 2.1 km
3. Eagle Peak (Mariposa County, California) (2372 m) 2.3 km
4. Sentinel Rock (2145 m) 3.8 km
5. Lost Arrow Spire (2112 m) 4.6 km
6. Sentinel Dome (2476 m) 4.9 km
7. North Dome (2299 m) 7.2 km
8. Grizzly Peak (Yosemite) (1896 m) 7.6 km
9. Liberty Cap (California) (2076 m) 9.3 km
10. Half Dome (2695 m) 9.3 km


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