Climb El Capitan in Your Browser

Chris Higgins
Google Street View Treks
Google Street View Treks / Google Street View Treks

Google Street View lets you view more than streets. One of its most exciting features is Treks, mini-adventures that take you to far-flung places, allowing you to point and click your way through places and situations you might never visit in person.

Among the most stunning Treks is the El Capitan Trek, which lets you scale the famous 3,000-foot rock wall in Yosemite National Park. There's no way I'd ever do this in real life, but in my web browser? Sure, sign me up!

Here's a video preview explaining more about El Cap, and why the ascent is so notable:

If you're ready to start climbing, start the trek!

While we're on the subject of "Treks," here's William Shatner talking about climbing El Capitan (which was later beautifully remixed):

And here's the relevant clip from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, in which Captain Kirk attempts to free-climb El Cap: