VIDEO: Giant Rockfall Seen on Yosemite’s El Capitan Closes Roads and Trails

On Monday, a rockslide took place on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The large slide is causing closures within the park, and it was all caught on video.

Around 1:30 pm, visitors to the park hear some loud rumbling near El Capitan when they looked up to see this scene:

As a result, all trails and Northside Drive, from Camp 4 to El Capitan Crossover, have been shut down. While Southside Drive remains open for two-way traffic, caution is advised. It’s worth noting that the closure also encompasses the Northside firefall viewing area.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the rockfall, but it serves as a reminder to respect your natural surroundings when in the great outdoors. Especially the iconic El Capitan.

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