Climbing Fairview Dome in Yosemite

A Yosemite classic climb via the Regular Route (5.9 Trad, 5 pitches then 4 class 5).

Fairview Dome is imposing and hosts of many big climbs near Tuolumne Meadows. We did the Regular Route which Sal mostly led while I kept two 5.5 pitches.

At the base, starting with some 5.9, 5.8 cracks with stemming. The rock can feel slippery for first timers at Yosemite.
After 1 pitch the view is already majestic
The route eases up after 4 pitches and a roof, with the choice of some polished 5.6 stemming or 5.5 exposed/run out flare.
Then it is a 5.7 move and class 5 that can be simul-climbed
Magnificent 180 degrees view on the Northern side of Yosemite. The descent can be a 20 minutes easy walk from the back of the dome.




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