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Climbing El Capitan

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 13 February 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

In the spirit of Silly Tuesday...
Can you find the climbers?

El Capitan is probably the most recognized chunk of rock in the world to rock climbers. Climbers come from across the globe to challenge themselves on the 3000 foot walls of El Capitan. It's an awe-inspiring thing that first time you go to the Valley and stand at the base, looking up.

This is a telephoto shot from the base of some climbers on their way up. The insert to the left is a cropped close-up version of the same shot.

* About 3 years ago Hubby/Sherpa/Guide and I went on a trip to Yosemite National Park. We also went to Monterey and San Francisco, and then other trips soon after. I had so many photos that I only posted a few from Yosemite at the time, and had planned to get back to them. So, here are the forgotten photos.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/16.0 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Mountain climbing is not suitable for me. I am beginning to feel dizzy fast high, It's good that you've emphasized the climbers. Maybe I would not have noticed them otherwise.

13 Feb 2018 5:49am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

It's a notorious climbing wall which dwarfs the climbers. I hope they all came down safely.

13 Feb 2018 6:08am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I's not for me. Impressive!

13 Feb 2018 6:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow what a massive height !! They look like toys !!!

13 Feb 2018 10:06am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaa!! bravo à lui !

13 Feb 2018 10:25am

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

What an impressive shot of this massive rock! Wonderful!

13 Feb 2018 10:59am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

OMG! I can see them, tiny. I don't get it. I'd rather have my feet on the flat ground. (I am a prairie boy after all.)

13 Feb 2018 12:08pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe le rendu

13 Feb 2018 1:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

The dimensions and proportions are absolutely awe-inspiring!
Can you imagine climbing this 3,000 ft wall of solid rock alone and without ropes or other applieances? American free climber Alex Honnold did so in 2017 for the first time! What an incredible achievement!

13 Feb 2018 2:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génail de nous montrer ces escalaeurs en bleu dans la pente quelle double iamge sueprbe et impressionant

13 Feb 2018 2:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh yes , I see them so small there ...Superb presentation.

13 Feb 2018 3:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST! I am glad you gave me the inset to help locate the climber.

13 Feb 2018 3:38pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The tiny climbers help us grasp the enormous size of this mountain. A fine picture.

13 Feb 2018 4:05pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I can see them, beautifully photographed and presented in this way.

13 Feb 2018 5:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! What a dramatic comparison!! It really illustrates El Capitan's massiveness. Great capture and comparison!

13 Feb 2018 11:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing image of an amazing feat. I can't imagine anyone wanting to do that.

14 Feb 2018 12:11am

Sam from Chennai, India

Yes. I can see them Great shot. :)

14 Feb 2018 4:56am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

I have seen a documentary, it takes quite a while to get to the top, they even sleep half way up there, amazing.

14 Feb 2018 6:53pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)