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Fairview Dome 

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Fairview Dome.
Photo by Blitzo.


Fairview Dome is one of the largest and steepest domes that is easily accessed from the road in Tuolumne. It is home to such classics as the Regular Route (one of Roper and Steck's picks) and Lucky Streaks, modern testpieces such as Nightshift, as well as some harder (and scarier) lines. Fairview offers steep crack systems as well as more typical face/slab climbing.

Getting There 

Park at the obvious pullout south of the road that is 3.5 miles from the store and 4 miles from Tenaya Lake. The trail to the dome takes about 15 minutes to hike and leaves you near the center of the Dome.

Once you finish your route of choice, the obvious descent heads south down easy slabs to terra firma. One then walks back along the base of the dome to packs/trail. Allow about 30-45 mintues.

Climbing Season

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fairview Dome:
Magical Mystery Tour   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 500'   
Great Pumpkin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 7 pitches   
Regular Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1000'   
Roseanne   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
Fiddler on the Roof   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   
Inverted Staircase   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 1200'   
Lucky Streaks   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
Sorcerer's Apprentice   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Heart of Stone   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 10 pitches   
Night Shift   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
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David Nebel leading near the top of 2nd pitch. We were two groups of two, allowing for an unusual leader photo.

Magical Mystery Tour 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Fairview Dome
Outstanding low-angle knob climbing. Quite runout, but solid feeling. Very worth doing, especially on your way down after a larger Fairview route. P1- Wander your way up a small right-facing corner, placing a couple of small pieces, and eventually pull into the large black streak and begin climbing in a "sea of knobs", clipping one or two bolts along the way. End at a 2-bolt anchor that looks like it'll be jingus but actually has one good bolt. 5.7, 70m. P2- Continue climbing up the amazing knob...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Nick on Fairview dome
Nick on Fairview dome
Geological genuflection <br /> <br />September 2011
Geological genuflection

September 2011
Erratic boulder and Fairview Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Erratic boulder and Fairview Dome.
Photo by Blitzo...
On the desent of Fairview
On the desent of Fairview
Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
Moon over Fairview Dome
Moon over Fairview Dome
Fairview dome
Fairview dome
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome directly across from DAFF Dome with Cathedral Peak, and Eichorn Pinnacle in the distance. <br /> <br />Taken 6/11/08 from atop DAFF Dome. <br />
Fairview Dome directly across from DAFF Dome with ...
Fairview dome
Fairview dome
Summit view.  Conness lies in the distance.
Summit view. Conness lies in the distance.
Taken around sunset after climbing Regular Route
Taken around sunset after climbing Regular Route
Great Belay! "Great Pumpkin". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Great Belay! "Great Pumpkin".
Photo by Blitzo.
Fairview Dome, 09/17/2010
Fairview Dome, 09/17/2010
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By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Aug 21, 2006

I don't know how many times I had read about this climb in "50 Classic Climbs" before I finally got to do it. That wet 1st pitch haunted me. In reality the biggest challange is getting there first in the morning and avoiding the crowds. We did just that and had the climb all to ourselves. I really enjoyed the beautiful rock quality, the views and the beautiful sunny day.

By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

Fairview is a beautiful dome!

By C-Tuttle
Sep 29, 2010

Amazing climb. The first few pitches were still a bit wet even in late August... but don't let this stop you from climbing this route. We didn't have the topo for this route when we climbed it and ended up missing the cresent ledge and climbed through some 5.10 ish roofs to the left. This made the climb a bit more interestion but I wouldnt sudgest it with some of the flakes being quite hollow.