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Fairview Dome  

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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

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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Mac doing the old 'paste and pray' on P3 of Night Shift.

Night Shift 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Fairview Dome
Wow, this thing is hard. My big toes still hurt three days later and Iím not sure if I ever want to get back up there. The line is a little contrived but none the less itís still a good rock climb and youíll have a fun time trying to move off those dime edges. For the first three pitches the route follows the large black steak between the Regular Route and Heart of Stone. On pitch four traverse right along the dike for about twenty feet and head up the thin golden plates (these are your hand and...[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
Moon over Fairview Dome
Moon over Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Fairview Dome from the South Flank of Daff Dome.
Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Bob Horan runout on Scavenger, Fairview Dome.
Fairview dome
Fairview dome
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Summit view.  Conness lies in the distance.
Summit view. Conness lies in the distance.
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, 09/17/2010
Fairview Dome, 09/17/2010
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 B...
Fairview dome
Fairview dome
A photo or two,  <br />in which to look through,  <br />atop the Dome <br />Across From Fairview
A photo or two, in which to look through, atop t...

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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.