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Goats climbing up mountain wall

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Goats climbed a new wall in Yosemite National Park, but they are still climbing it.

The wall has been holding back climbers, with the most recent one breaking down around 3:00 p.m.


Yosemite National Parks spokeswoman Kate Schulz said the fence that keeps the goat climbing up the steep granite face of the El Capitan in Yosemite Valley is being replaced.

“There is no way to remove the goat without breaking it,” Schulz told NBC News.

She said the goat was last seen about 4:15 p.s. in a remote area of the park.

Yosemite Park spokeswoman Kate Schroeder said the goats will be released at a later date, but no one has yet been able to find the goat.

She added that the goats are likely headed to another area in Yosemite, though there was no indication whether the goat had gone up a steep climb.

The goat’s recent climb up the El Camino Real, a 7,000-foot cliff that connects Yosemite Valley to the nearby Black Rock Desert, was not the first time the goat has crossed over to the east.

In 2009, a goat that had been in a different area climbed a 4,000 feet wall to the Black Rock and fell in the canyon below.

The last goat to fall onto the El Caliente plateau was a male in May 2019.