El Capitan is a magnificent rock formation in Yosemite National Park, in the USA. This vertical rock formation is located on the north side of Yosemite Valley. The granite monolith extends about 900 m from base to summit along its tallest face.
The top of El Capitan can be reached by hiking out of Yosemite Valley on the trail next to Yosemite Falls, then proceeding west. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face. There are many named climbing routes, all of them arduous, including Iron Hawk and Sea of Dreams.