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Climbing El Capitan

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 16 October 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

The shortest record to rock climb El Capitan is just under 2 1/2 hours, but the average time is 3 to 5 days. If you look just to the right of center, under the shadow where it resembles a triangle, there are 2 climbers at the lower tip of the triangle. And then up above the triangle and to the left there is one more. It looks like a red dot.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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pascale from Brussels, Belgium

i am afraid go heights so i don't think i'll take the short cut :)
splendid capture

16 Oct 2018 5:26am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I will stay down !!!!!

16 Oct 2018 5:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Took me a while but I see the climbers (I think) . . that rock-face is some challenge.

16 Oct 2018 6:26am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Interesting geological formation.

16 Oct 2018 6:36am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Ce lieu porte aussi le nom d'un des OS d'Apple iMac.C'est amusant.

16 Oct 2018 7:17am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superbe image, entre irréel et réel, au regard. J'avais d'abord vu un papier froissé ! :-)

16 Oct 2018 7:30am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

La nature nous offre des merveilles incroyables, merci pour ce partage.
Bonne journée Elaine

16 Oct 2018 8:00am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's a big difference in time. Stunning rock face capture

16 Oct 2018 9:25am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

It takes a specially brave person to climb mountains and rocks. A very dangerous pastime. This is a great image of the challenges they face. 5*

16 Oct 2018 9:57am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

That is a daunting rock face. I much prefer my feet on level ground. I think I see the climbers, but I still have sleep in my eyes and I haven't had my coffee yet!

16 Oct 2018 11:01am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


16 Oct 2018 12:03pm

Hiro from Mukoh Kyoto-pref., Japan

Superb !!

16 Oct 2018 12:37pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...What a challenge ! I see the persons so tiny...Superb composition.

16 Oct 2018 2:19pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

THose climbers (thanks for pointing them out) give s real sense of the enormity of this rugged beauty

16 Oct 2018 2:23pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Dizzying !;). Admire the bravery of the climbers esp the nights when they sleep dangljng.

16 Oct 2018 2:51pm

@Lewis: I totally agree with that!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I read the book Death in Yosemite. It sounds grim, but after I picked it up in a bookstore, I couldn't put it down. All of the stories of people who fell from El Capitan are amazing. We enjoyed watching climbers make their way up when we were there.

16 Oct 2018 2:51pm

@B. Thomas: I will definitely have to check out this book.

Tim from United States

Pretty picture

16 Oct 2018 2:57pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


16 Oct 2018 4:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel roche e et rendu ce bleu cet ocre avec les couleurs sueprbe
Belle soirée

16 Oct 2018 6:03pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

makes me weak in the knees just to think about it

16 Oct 2018 10:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I see them! I just saw an interview with Alex Honnold who free climbed that rock face with no ropes or protective gear. He spent more than a year practicing, with ropes, different sections until he got them perfect. He did it in 3 hours and 56 minutes.

16 Oct 2018 11:12pm

@Steve Rice: That is amazing. I cannot imagine getting up the face of this mountain that fast but it has been done. And to free climb it is totally unbelievable! I saw a segment about him on 60 Minutes. It was incredible!

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful colors & textures!

17 Oct 2018 7:35am