a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: precipice that rises over 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above Yosemite Valley.
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How to use El Capitan in a sentence
On June 3, 2017, my boyfriend, Alex Honnold, became the first person to free-solo El Capitan, a 3,000-foot wall in Yosemite National Park.
If entering via State Route 41, the very first opportunity appears at Tunnel View, where some of the park’s biggest icons—Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall—magically appear as you exit the darkness of its namesake tube.
Try the five-mile loop around Mirror Lake or the flat 11-mile Valley Loop Trail, which passes by landmarks like El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall.7 Tranquil Airbnbs Near Winter-Friendly National Parks | Megan Michelson | December 11, 2020 | Outside Online
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On the left, El Capitan raises his colossal figure thirty-three hundred feet in smooth and simple massiveness.Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
The heat of the tropic night and the strenuous gallop had covered El Capitan with a lather of sweat.
No sooner had El Capitan struck it squarely with his four hoofs, than he reared and, whirling, sprang back to the solid earth.
There were two more rounds with the advantage slightly in favor of El Capitan, for he did not approach the bridge.
In a moment he was on his feet, and with the reins over his arm, was slipping down the bank, dragging El Capitan behind him.
British Dictionary definitions for El Capitan
a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada: a monolith with a precipice rising over 1100 m (3600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. Height: 2306 m (7564 ft)
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