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East Face 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
North Face 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
West Face 14 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 14
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fairview Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 20
Magical Mystery Tour
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 51
Great Pumpkin
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 621
Regular Route
Trad 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 13
Roseanne
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 5
Fiddler on the Roof
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 15
Inverted Staircase
Trad 9 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 3
La Bella Luna
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 5
Fairest of All
Trad 11 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 222
Lucky Streaks
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 6
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Trad 7 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 4
Captain Fairview
Trad 10 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
What Would Jeff Do
Trad 8 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 3
Retrospective
Trad 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 8
Heart of Stone
Trad 10 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 5
Night Shift
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Magical Mystery Tour W Face
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Great Pumpkin W Face
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 7 pitches
Regular Route N Face
 621
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 12 pitches
Roseanne W Face
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 4 pitches
Fiddler on the Roof N Face
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 5 pitches
Inverted Staircase N Face
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
La Bella Luna W Face
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Fairest of All N Face
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 11 pitches
Lucky Streaks W Face
 222
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
Sorcerer's Apprentice W Face
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 7 pitches
Captain Fairview N Face
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 10 pitches
What Would Jeff Do W Face
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
Retrospective W Face
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad 6 pitches
Heart of Stone W Face
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad 10 pitches
Night Shift W Face
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad 8 pitches
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Oakland Park, Florida
Floridaputz   Oakland Park, Florida
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. Aug 21, 2006
Blitzo  
Fairview is a beautiful dome! Sep 12, 2006
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. Sep 29, 2010

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