Video: Climbing El Cap with Alex Honnold Using Google Maps

Most of us will never get the chance to climb an iconic rock face like El Capitan, let alone do it with world-class climbers Lynn Hill, Tommy Caldwell, or Alex Honnold. But, it turns out we can join that trio through he use of technology, as Google Maps has provided a virtual ascent of El Cap that lets us follow along. This video shows us why this is such a special place for climbers the world over, and it gives us insights into what it is like to go up wall. Check it out below, then go make the 3000-foot climb yourself, all without leaving home.

Kraig Becker