El Cap Scale Comparison w/ famous landmarks.

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Gunksgoer

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nj
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 23, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
El Cap scale comparison with well known vertical icons. Measurements a...
El Cap scale comparison with well known vertical icons. Measurements are to spire tips. Eiffel Tower (1,060'), Space Needle (605'), Empire State Building (1,454') and the Sears/Willis Tower (1,729').
Credit: Gunksgoer

Over the years I have often found it difficult to explain the scale of yosemite valley and el cap. The empire state building or the sears tower is usually the tallest thing most americans have seen. The amazing part is how small they still look in volume next to the big stone.

I couldn't find a good size comparison so I whipped this up in photoshop, scaling each against the height of the nose and taking the fairly tall trees on the valley floor into account.

If this indeed hasn't been done before I'm considering adding it to the el cap wikipedia page.

I hope you all appreciate it!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
Cool,, now can you put the Eiffel Tower on top of Half Dome?
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
Can you put burj khalifa in there? The wild thing is that building is A almost as tall as el cap!
Gunksgoer

Trad climber
nj
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
The Burj Khalifa is on the list for the next version!

I didn't put the it in this one because it doesnt hit home like the empire state building does.
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
That is an awesome photo--thanks!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Dec 24, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Cool photo bump.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 24, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
That looks a lot better than what I whipped up a while back:
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Dec 24, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Cool thread. It's strange how El Cap just disappears when you are on it or under it. Here's looking up the 605' of Space Needle and a Merry Christmas Needle below that.
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
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