Have you got a flare for the extreme? Are you already an avid rock climber, and you’re looking for something more? Well, then we’ve got the ultimate challenge for you, and it’s called El Capitan. You’ve probably heard of it before, and that’s for good reason. It’s universally considered to be the most difficult rock-climbing challenge in the entire world!
El Capitan is located in the Yosemite National Park in the Western United States. This park is full of natural beauty, much of which you get the chance to soak in as you make the 3000-foot ascent up a sheer cliff face. Now, 3000 feet may not seem like a lot, but take heed! Generally speaking, it takes even the most experienced rock climbers close to five days to make it up El Capitan. As they say, you better pack a sleeping bag and something good to read!
Want to get a better feel for El Capitan? Think you might have the skills to make the ascent yourself? Well, then come take a look at these 15 stunning pictures, which prove why you should try to ascend El Capitan!
1. Cheering Section
If you decide to make the trek up El Capitan, you may find that you have a cheering section down at the base!
2. Your Challenge
But enough about the cheering section! Take a look at this beast, and ask yourself if you’ve got skills to meet this challenge.
3. Get a Grip
You’ll find that El Capitan is unforgiving, and it can be quite hard to find places to grab a grip.
4. Hold On
Given that, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got the upper body strength necessary to hold on tightly.