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Elevation: 3,800 ft
GPS: 34.56506, -117.11882
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Shared By: Reed Ames on Jun 11, 2013 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

Fairview Mountain is located near the town of Apple Valley and has some very fun climbing in a beautiful and secluded environment. The area is comprised of 3 sub-area; Tatooine, Middle Earth, and Land of the Lost. The rock is Monzonite with an excellent patina and the routes range from 25 to 90 feet. Most of the climbs are sport, but there are also some fun gear climbs and it is worth bringing a rack.

* As of March 2014, there are 160+ climbs in the area.
* Jan 2015, 190+ climbs in area.
* Nov 2015, 230+ climbs in area.
* Dec 2018, guide is in print with 350+ climbs

Getting There Suggest change

From Hwy 18 and Joshua Rd in Apple Valley, go north on Joshua Rd.
At 3 miles turn right on Cahuilla then drive 2.8 miles and turn left onto dirt road that is marked with a small metal pole with red stripes.
Then immediately (within 10 ft.) veer left onto a smaller single track dirt road.

Follow this road heading north and northwest for about 1.7 miles to the parking area. Keep Fairview mountain on your left side until you see the first major canyon which where the parking area is. The parking area sits slightly uphill at the base of the ridge that is next to the canyon (Just before getting to parking area, you will make a sharp left turn and go uphill to the parking area which is at the base of the rocky hill/ridge).

Look around for the cairn which marks the start of the hillside trail that weaves through the rocks heading west up the hill. Plan for about 10 to 15 minutes of hiking to get to Tatooine; 20 minutes to get to Middle Earth; and 25-30 minutes to the Land of the Lost. There is also a canyon trail that takes you past the Hoodie towards Middle Earth.

363 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fairview Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Shadowlands
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Blade Runner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
Leia
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
The Owl
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Trash Compactor
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
King Snake
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
The Gift
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 55
You Must Face Vader
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 84
Yoda
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Rampage
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Space Wrangler
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Arrow to the Sun
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Solar Warrior Dynasty
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Humble Folks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadowlands Middle Earth > Zena Rocks
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Blade Runner Middle Earth > Zena Rocks
 51
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Leia Tatooine > Jabba
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Owl Middle Earth > Owl
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Trash Compactor Tatooine > Inner Sanctum
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome Middle Earth > Fairview Dome > S Face
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
King Snake Middle Earth > Sidewinder
 48
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Gift S Park > Friendly Faces
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
You Must Face Vader Tatooine > Vader Roof
 55
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yoda Tatooine > Inner Sanctum
 84
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rampage Middle Earth > Fairview Dome > E Face
 13
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Space Wrangler Middle Earth > Hercules' Foot
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Arrow to the Sun Middle Earth > Fairview Dome > S Face
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Solar Warrior Dynasty Middle Earth > Fairview Dome > S Face
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Humble Folks S Park > Friendly Faces
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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