The Big Kahuna, the Mother Ship, Ground Zero, whatever you call it, El Capitan dominates the landscape in Yosemite. Short approaches, and miles deep, perfect cracks are the norm. Climbing the Nose of El Cap should be every climber’s goal. It’s that good! Most folks spend three to five days climbing El Cap for their first time, and rarely climb harder than 5.8 on the wall (Bigwall climbing can be much more difficult than cragging, because you carry two ropes, and face other logistical and vertical challenges). Go For It!