El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

Climbers on El Cap Ignore Shutdown

Climbers are able to sneak through

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
Erik Tormoen

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Despite the government shutdown, big-wall climbers have sneaked into Yosemite National Park and are scaling the 2,900-foot face of El Capitan.

The paucity of park staff has apparently made rule enforcement difficult, as illustrated by a photograph posted on Reddit showing small beacons of light spangling the sheer face, which takes an average climber several days to scale.

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