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Fairview Dome Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.8717, -119.4047 View Map  Incorrect?
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Fairview Dome. Photo by Blitzo.

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Description 

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



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fairview Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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, 700'   
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'   
Retrospective   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   
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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Fiddler on the Roof 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Fairview Dome
Stimulating face climbing with an important emphasis on route finding. Climbs the beautiful apron and crosses the big roof right of the Regular Route.Pitch 1: Start on the right side of the north face apron, about where the access trail exits the forest. Head up and left following a steep 3rd class ramp to a belay at an obvious roof and right facing dihedral. This belay is shared with Wonderful Wino (5.10b R). If you choose to lead this and we did, some good small cams are available in a thi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Fairview Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick on Fairview dome
Nick on Fairview dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Geological genuflection  September 2011
Geological genuflection September 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the desent of Fairview
On the desent of Fairview
Rock Climbing Photo: Moon over Fairview Dome
Moon over Fairview Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview dome
Fairview dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: The backside of Fairview from Cathedral peak.  Thi...
BETA PHOTO: The backside of Fairview from Cathedral peak. Thi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Rogers on Crescent Ledge, Regular Route
Tom Rogers on Crescent Ledge, Regular Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome, 09/17/2010
Fairview Dome, 09/17/2010
Rock Climbing Photo: A photo or two,  in which to look through,  atop t...
A photo or two, in which to look through, atop t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken around sunset after climbing Regular Route
Taken around sunset after climbing Regular Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview
Fairview
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome directly across from DAFF Dome with ...
Fairview Dome directly across from DAFF Dome with ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Belay! "Great Pumpkin". Photo by B...
Great Belay! "Great Pumpkin". Photo by B...
Rock Climbing Photo: Regular Route, p5
Regular Route, p5
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview dome
Fairview dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairview Dome at sunset
Fairview Dome at sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit view.  Conness lies in the distance.
Summit view. Conness lies in the distance.

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By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 14, 2016
CONDITION REPORT 
Note that Heart of Stone to Lucky Streaks are currently closed due to raptor nesting until at least 7/15. There's a sign at the start of the Fairview approach path with updates or check here:
nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/cli...

Regular Route is still open.
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.

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