Yosemite: El Capitan Climbers

On my second day in Yosemite, I stopped in the Meadows below El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls to take some photos and to stretch my legs a bit.

While there, I noticed people with cameras and binoculars pointed at the face of El Capitan–there were climbers. Talking with one of the photographers, he said that the climbers had been up there for a few days (he noticed them the evening before from Tunnel View), slowly working there way up the cliff face.

He had the benefit of a 600mm zoom lens, while my strongest zoom is a 300mm. So, I have tried to crop the pictures and provide perspective so you can see how high up they are, but also where they are.

This first photo is just for size, and was taken from the Valley Floor below.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA

These next set of photos are a series of close-ups to show you where the hikers are. They are on the top right side, and there appears to be two pairs of climbers (or a group of four).

El Capitan Close-up, Yosemite National Park, CA

And, here are the extreme close-ups to show where the climbers are:

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