El Capitan

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Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

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With Bloodied Fingertips, 2 Friends Climb Atop Yosemite And Into History Books

American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.

01/15/2015

Climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, along with two support climbers, near the summit of El Capitan Wednesday. (CBS)

Climbers Reach Historic Finish Of Yosemite El Capitan Free Climb

Two climbers conquered the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California’s Yosemite National Park without climbing aids by reaching the top of the 3,000-foot peak.

01/14/2015

Climbers near the summit of El Capitan (credit: CBS)

No Selfies Here! See The Ascent Up El Capitan Through The Eyes of The Climbers

Take the climb with the Yosemite climbers and check out the stunning photos through social media…

01/14/2015

A support group prepares to bring supplies to a pair of climbers on Yosemite's El Capitan. (Source: Corey Rick Productions)

Whiskey, Other Less Essential Supplies Delivered To Yosemite Climbers Tackling El Capitan

After a week-long battle with El Capitan’s razor thin ledges, 30-year old Kevin Jorgeson conquered Pitch-15, and was rewarded with a supply of whiskey and other goods for the remainder of the climb.

01/12/2015

Kevin Jorgeson (courtesy El Capitan Report)

Bloodied But Not Beaten, Santa Rosa Climber Completes Grueling Stretch Of Yosemite’s El Capitan

Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California’s Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent’s most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting.

01/10/2015

Yosemite's El Capitan

Yosemite Free Climbers Could Be Days Away From Completing Ascension

A pair of free climbers took to Yosemite’s El Capitan’ Dawn Wall on December 27th. It’s been called the hardest rock climb in the world, but there may be hope on the horizon for the adventurers who might be days away from finishing their ascent.

01/09/2015

Yosemite's El Capitan

Windstorm, Perilous Conditions Get The Best Of Men Attempting ‘Free Climb’ On Yosemite’s El Capitan

The edge between victory and defeat is a few skin cells, and it appears one of the climbers on Yosemite’s El Capitan is losing the battle.

01/08/2015

Yosemite's El Capitan

Men Attempt Dangerous ‘Free Climb’ On Yosemite’s El Capitan

Two thrill-seekers in Yosemite National Park are trying to tackle one of the toughest climbs in the world, CBS This Morning reports.

01/05/2015

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Wildfire Sends Smoke Into Famed Yosemite Valley, 7 Square Miles Of Park Burned

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and sent smoke into the park’s famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said.

09/09/2014

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