Hard to beat the views from Fairview!
Reg. Route with Tim back in the day.
Fairest with Jim in late 80's, and repeated with Marty in the late 90's (included an unplanned bivy just below the top after getting a late start 12:45). Very cold night.
Have gone back at least twice to repeat the Regular Route but gave up due to the crowds.
Started this climb a little late in the day (12:30ish). We ran into ice the whole way up the climb and it was a nightmare. We ended up finishing the last pitch with a headlamp and hiking back to the car in the dark. Give the Regular Route a few days to thaw out after an early fall snow storm..
Pitch 4 very fun!
Eating chocolate cake right now thinking back on how memorable the regular route on fairview dome was!!!
Out by myself. Found an interlinking series of dihedrals and seams on the eastern side and opted for that instead of the southwest slope (a dreary trudge). Broke out the rock shoes halfway up.
Fun day up the Regular Route with ben.
we just looked up, saw Fairview, walked accross the street and soloed:)
Great climbing on regular route! Did it in 9 pitches with Dennis Delay to the summit. Excellent walk off.
With Jonathan. Perfect weather and temperature, no clouds. Started at midday. No traffic, except a soloist who ran by...
Traversed from Medlicott Dome. Descended NE Ridge - a fine scramble, better than the South Slope. Trip Report
One of my best days with my old high school climbing partner Evan. Good times- we simuled half of it just because we were teens and kept missing belays by accident!
Climbed with a good friend. Got to lead the crux 5.9 pitch-clean (even though it had water all over the crux)! Very exciting climb. Clean rock, good pro.
First pitch was wet. A route finding mistake on the traverse cost me some time but gained me someone else's bail sling and biner.
2 days after Tioga Road opened there was still lots (3-4 feet) of snow here. But it was very hikable on the crusty top from Cathedral Lakes trailhead and was able to navigate to Fairview Dome's south side and go up. Had summit (and maybe entire sub-range) to myself.
More fun 2nd time around... older, wiser, stronger :)
did Standard Route. beautiful. words cannot describe how good the climbing is. finished in the dark.
Strolled up the south side after earlier climbing Cathedral Peak. I wanted to enjoy the neat experience of walking up 100's of feet of smooth granite and was not disappointed! I think this dome is overlooked quite a bit by hikers since it's mainly a rock climbing place.....
Great route, fun descent, super weather (as usual?).