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Fairview Dome Regular Route - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.71/5
  Scenery 4.84/5
  Fun Factor 4.78/5

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Listed in '50 Classic Climbs'. The first pitch is the crux with each pitch thereafter dropping about one grade in sequence until it plateaus for a while at 5.5/6ish. Last couple pitches are 5th classing. Bottom pitch is often wet, running with water and slimy algae. The route wanders up nice crack systems till you go over an obvious roof which is protectable. After the roof, the next pitch moves FAR right to easy 5th class/4th class, which you take straight up for a few hundred feet. Usually crowded in the summer; expect to get on the train up the mountain.

Submitted by: aerili on 2007-06-20
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Route ID: 4568

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2014-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Slow start

waiting (more than 3 hours) for a slow party to do the 1st two pitches, but it went pretty quick after that. Climbed in 8 pitches, no simulclimbing. Up to pitch 5 or 6 every pitch was an ultra-classic, basically scrambling after that. Definitely worthy of its classic status.

Added: 2014-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: caysedave on 2008-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars FAIR VIEW

FAIR VIEW

Added: 2014-01-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cmentken on 2012-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Did not want it to end!

Amazing. No Doubt a Classic!

Added: 2012-11-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2012-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2012-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2012-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My all time favorite

This one is one to remember... climbed it with a 62.5m rope like this: -B1: belay from tree at 200ft. B2: Belay at the 7by10 ledge (follower simulclimbed to 3by10 ledge). B3:(short pitch) belay at Crescent ledge. B4:(short pitch) belay right at the base of left ramp. B5:(long pitch) belay right before the right traverse of P8. B6: Belay at the tree. Simulclimbed to the top (roped up for the 5.6 move after p11). Climbed leisurely in 7.5 hours. Perfect weather. Crux move did not feel hard b/c crack was dry on p1.

Added: 2012-08-01

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