Google today announced a major new feature in the Google Street View service: users are now able to climb the El Capitan cliff, in the Yosemite valley, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the state of California (USA).
For the first time, Google Maps users will be able to browse vertical images, which reveal every detail of the climb without having to leave the house or be afraid of heights.
The captured images allow you to explore El Capitan through 360-degree panoramas and even climb the rock wall with just the click of a mouse.
?After some tests, we used our climbing equipment like cams and ropes to make sure the camera would not fall to the ground in the middle of the process,? published Googler Tommy Caldwell.