Climbing El Capitan, the view across the valley is of Middle Cathedral Rock, a 2000 foot cliff.
Metal anchor bolts inserted into into the rock wall secure the hanging cot known as a portaledge. Each bolt is strong enough to hold up a car.
Climbers must be careful to keep the route clean. When nature calls, #1 is best relieved in a bottle.
All human waste must be deposited in a sealed container and carried up (and off) the climb. El Capitan is classified as a wilderness area, with strict rules about keeping it clean.
Just like at home, coffee is a necessity.
El Cap Tower In Morning