Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 36 (El Capitan Puzzle Solution)

Spoiler Alert If you want to try to answer the puzzle, see yesterday’s YOY #35 and return to this post after that.

If you don’t care to take a guess, then click HERE to go to today’s Yosemite picture(s).















Above is yesterday’s picture with the hint circled. Do you see that red object?

Rock climbers on El CapitanRock climbers on the face of El Capitan

We were very surprised to learn that the park service allows rock climbers to mount El Capitan since it is such an iconic landmark. There were a number of climbers trying to ascend during our visit and onlookers were lined up under trees in nearby fields to watch the climbers make their way to the top.

We were told that the climb can take between three and six days depending on a variety of factors. Climbers must bring everything with them to sustain them during this feat. Plans need to be made for sleeping, eating, etc.

The red item is one of the bags used to carry supplies and below that there appears to be a pail and a weight. Above the bag there are two climbers with additional supplies. This may be hard to discern so I enlarged a portion of the picture which appears below.

Rock climbers on El Capitan 

Rock climbers on the face of El Capitan Close Up

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*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.


Meta Data – Day 36 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0363.CR2
Capture time: 11:20 AM
Capture date: June 8, 2016
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/6.3
Focal Length: 34.5mm
ISO 125
Canon SX50 HS

CATS: Nature, Hiking, YOY, Photography