El Capitan Climber's Log

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laxatives - Sep 26, 2023 10:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2023

First time in Yosemite for Dad  Sucess!

Brought my 75 year old dad up to Yosemite Valley for his first time. We initially planned just for Yosemite Falls, but felt strong enough to proceed to El Capitan.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Aug 22, 2023 1:59 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2021

Walked up the back  Sucess!

I'm pretty good at doing things wrong, and I'm pretty sure the RIGHT way to get up El Capitan is to scale the 3,000 foot granite wall. But I just walked up the trail that goes around back, and stood on the highpoint. Granted, El Capitan isn't much of a mountain, it's a giant cliff, but it's famous, and it felt cool to stand on top.



MikeLJ - Feb 2, 2019 7:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1992

From Tamarack Flats.  Sucess!

Great walk in good weather. What a view!


Anabanana42 - Aug 2, 2018 12:35 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2018

Switch back anyone?  Sucess!

Once you get past the switch backs you can even stop by eagle point..and enjoy multiple breathtaking views!


Deb - Jun 17, 2018 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2018

Trail Run  Sucess!

Impressive trail run from Tioga Rd along Yosemite Creek. Perfect weather with skeeters making a silent arrival. Made the summit in time to have solitude before the crowds showed up. An incredible 22-mile run with a variety of scenery and terrain.


BKiser90 - Jun 18, 2017 2:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

Long Day Hike  Sucess!

Started at Big Oak Flat Road trailhead. Views from El Cap summit were great. Ran into quite a bit of snow but were able to find our route. Headed to Eagle Peak then down to the Valley after that.


fedak - Jun 4, 2015 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015

Old Big Oak Flat Road  Sucess!

Loop from El Cap Meadow up the historical Old Big Oak Flat roadbed and then across to El Capitan and Eagle and a descent down the Falls trail.

Pics and commentary are here.

trexkerry - Apr 24, 2014 12:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

The easy way  Sucess!

Went up Yosemite Falls trail and after making a side visit to Yosemite Point came back over to get Eagle Peak then continued on to El Capitan before descending back down the Falls trail. Great day! Trip report is HERE.

AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 10:57 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2008

Yos Falls  Sucess!

The lowly hiker's route from the bottom of Yosemite Falls, made much more interesting by full snow coverage above the falls. Thanks to my maps and GPS we made it. Based on lack of boot/snowshoe tracks, we were probably some of the first hikers of the season. A fun, hard day made more interesting by all the snow.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 22, 2013 8:49 pm

Parade Route  Sucess!

Summer, 2006. As a former trad climber, I'm half embarrassed to sign in a visit on this legendary rock by way of the 17-mile round-trip hoof from Tamarack. But I'd always wanted to gaze from the top and just never got around to it back in the day. It was a glorious walk with the gf just the same, a sweaty good time in temps 90-100. My hat's off to all who stand on top, by way of the wall.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Oct 15, 2012 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

Nose/Lurking Fear/East Buttress  Sucess!

April 2013. Nose in a day with Hamik

03/17/2013 The Nose- awesome route. Supposedly one of the best in the world. I could see why. One day fixed to sickle ledge. Moved to El Cap tower on day 2, camp V on day 3, and summit/walk off on day 4, with Alix.

03/03/2013 Lurking Fear- First time up El Cap via a true wall. Fixed 7 pitches on day one, camped at camp 4, and blasted from the bottom to the top in about 17 hours on day 2. Topped out around midnight in a snow/wind storm, I guess that's what you get in winter sometimes haha. Fun times. With Alix and Daniel.

10/14/2012 East Buttress- cool climb. 11hours c2c from El Cap meadow. More to come I hope. With Bryan.


Dunkindoanuts - Aug 14, 2012 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Upper Yosemite Falls  Sucess!

Hiked started at Camp Four( Aka Sunnyside). Hit up the Upper Falls Viewpoint, Eagle Peak, and then El Capitan Summit. It was 95+ degrees and there was thunder in the distance. Strange mix... The start of the hike is no joke... Great Day in the valley!


ThePete - Jan 20, 2012 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2007

El Cap From Valley & Flats  Sucess!

Had the wrong shoes but awesome hike nonetheless. Vertigo inducing when overlooking the edge. Loved it.


smurfer - Jan 9, 2012 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2007

tamarak campgroun to El Cap  Sucess!

Nice easy day hike for any level hiker


Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Pine Line  Sucess!

Looking up from the base of this giant was astonishing and awe inspiring. Although my partner and I only did the pine line it felt good to get up on the sucker! Made my imagination run wild of potential climbs to come some time down the road.


SKI - Sep 7, 2010 9:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010

Pine Line  Sucess!

Great (and difficult) cragging at the base of the Nose. Amazing to be on the guy. Wanna do the East Butt some day...


Vinny - May 28, 2010 3:59 pm

surreal cragging at base

We had fun on some cragging routes at base of the nose.
RESPECT to you big wall climbers : )


rpc - Aug 23, 2009 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Lurking Fear  Sucess!

Very satisfying even it is the easiest wall line on El Cap. Posted a tr.


GroundControl - Jul 10, 2009 3:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Dayhike from Tamarack Flat Campground  Sucess!

Aside from hiking on a logging/fire road for the first 3.3 miles (ugh), it was an absolutely beautiful hike. You wind your way through lush croppings of trees and a fairly descent elevation gain. I've hiked up to upper Yosemite falls, and it's not as bad of an elevation gain. Terrific weather on this day, 78 and sunny. ~17 miles roundtrip.


fortybelow - Jun 2, 2009 11:56 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

trail  Sucess!

Excellent views and alot of fun.

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