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:
A giant section of rock broke off El Capitan in Yosemite today. As fall as I know, no one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/7MihvT3V2Y— James Piper (@JAMESPIPERPHOTO) February 21, 2023
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.