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This article was published on June 24, 2015

Google ascends Yosemite’s El Capitan for the first vertical Street View images

Google ascends Yosemite’s El Capitan for the first vertical Street View images
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Google has added Yosemite’s 3,000-foot rock wall, El Capitan, to its Street View list.

The search giant teamed up with well-known, experienced climbers Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill for the project to capture images of the rock face.

The images captured allow you to explore El Capitan through 360-degree panoramas or even virtually climb the rock wall through vertical Street View.

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The collection shows the climbers on their ascent of the sheer vertical face, taking a rest and even joking around with the street view cameras.

You can get a closer look at the notoriously difficult climb and how the climbers tackled it in the video below. Maybe don’t watch it if you have a fear of heights.

➤ Vertical Street View of the world’s most iconic rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan [Google Blog]

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