El Capitan

El Capitan Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, Monolith, Rock climbing, History of the Yosemite area, Tribal chief, Climbing route, Native Americans in the United States MILLER, Frederic P. ; Vandome, Agnes F. ; McBrewster, John

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (910 m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers. The formation was named "El Capitan" by the Mariposa Battalion when it explored the valley in 1851. El Capitan ("the captain", "the chief") was taken to be a loose Spanish translation of the local Native American name for the cliff, variously transcribed as "To-to-kon oo-lah" or "To-tock-ah-noo-lah". It is unclear if the Native American name referred to a specific Tribal chief, or simply meant "the chief" or "rock chief". In modern times, the formation's name is often contracted to "El Cap", especially among rock climbers. The top of El Capitan can be reached by hiking out of Yosemite Valley on the trail next to Yosemite Falls, then proceeding west. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face; there are dozens of named climbing routes, all of them long and difficult.
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ISBN
9786130249960
Uitgever
Alphascript Publishing
Druk
1e
Datum
01-01-2009
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
124 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Pedagogiek/onderwijs

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