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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