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Fairview Dome Regular Route - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.59/5 Average Rating : 4.59 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.32/5
  Rock Quality 4.70/5
  Scenery 4.84/5
  Fun Factor 4.77/5

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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: 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

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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

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jpjpjp on 2012-06-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Longest Climb

This was a great climb that started hard and only got easier. We got the first four pitches a little mixed up belaying at the wrong spots, but in all did it in four jumbled short and long pitches. The first pitch was wet in a small section which made it the crux of the whole route. The next three we amazing, fairly sustained, 5.8 crack climbing. I almost missed the crescent ledge and went up to the heady looking roof above it. Getting back down to the ledge was definitely exciting! Pitches 5 and 6 weren’t too hard, but still had some fun moves. On Pitch 7, I pulled to 5.9 roof move at the pin. With a 70m rope, rope drag got to be a little too bad to simul so we did it in 2 long runout pitches and then a last short scramble to the top. The descent was a little scary as we went right toward a cairn and then found ourselves on a steep section at the edge of a huge cliff. Needless to say we traversed left and found a much easier descent route.

Added: 2012-06-11

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