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[Fairview Dome - Tuolmne Meadows - Sierra Nevada, 2 kb]Justifiably one of the very classic 50 Rock Climbs of North America, the longest and most impressive lines of in the meadows.
Chuck Pratt & Wally Reed. FFA. Steve Roper an Mark Powell Jul/1958

Photo: Fairview Dome - Tuolmne Meadows - Sierra Nevada © Denis Tangney
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Brilliant. but had to queue...
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Ollie B

markalmack - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with T 'punter' ripley

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with D.Campbell

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/13

Brilliant route, although the first half of the route is definitely the best part. P2 is brilliant for 60 m.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 12/Aug/13 with Vince, Donald

jonnyboy - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Duncan Robinson

Ed F - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Howie

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/13

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/12 with lee leatherbarrow

Excellent crack climbing amidst magnificent scenery. Returning to Tuolumne you fall in love with it all over again. Strikingly different to the Valley - baking hot there, but we wore lightweight downs throughout on this cool north face. Led Ps 2,4,6. Then simul climbed last few to summit and its marvellous views, where we finally got the sun.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Tim

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Mike

PAJames - 2012

farmus21 - AltLd - 06/Sep/11 with Sam Radcliffe

samrad - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/11 with james G

Simul climbed in 3h20. Amazing line!
sparkass - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Mike Shorter

simul.
mshorter - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - 2011

Graeme Gilchrist - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/10 with ian johnson, mick johnson

Christian Beck - AltLd O/S - Oct/09

K1 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Kevin Davey

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - Sep/09 with Simon Kimber

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Katy Vose

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/09

Chris Plewa - AltLd - Sep/09

mike lawrence? - AltLd - 27/Aug/09 with Giles

7/10 started really nicely, but petered out a bit towards the top.
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/09 with Elijah, Thomas Codrington

tcn_2002 - AltLd - 20/Aug/09 with Hamish Legge

5 hour 40 mins
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Sarah

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09

dougs1232 - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/08 with James Wheater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/08

He loved it, I have smaller hands than him! Fabulous climbing all the way up on a sunshiny day.
kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with SteveM

Stunning!
SteveM - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Kat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08

Brilliant route but alas very popular so slow going. We did it in 7 pitches, moving together for the last 4 is the way forward and 60m ropes enable good ledges to be reached doing 1-3 in two pitches. Lots of great crack and face climbing all the way up. Ben says "Best route I've ever done" About HVS 5b seems right, crux low down...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Jo and Ben

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/07

Brilliant! Done in 8 pitches - led all but 3 and 7. Done in about 5 hours. Should have woken about 2-3 hours later, there was a bit of a queue. Had already found it busy in early afternoon earlier in the trip and so i was keen to do it this time. Probably about HVS/E1 5b, the edges on the crux are a bit polished.
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07

mike kann - 2007 with Matt Bengy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/06

al99 - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Luke Thomas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/04

rlrs - AltLd - Sep/04

sadams - AltLd - 20/Jul/04 with Hugh Cottom

One of the finest routes I've ever climbed. You can't leave the meadows without doing this.
steveP - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/04 with Chris Wynn

desundial - AltLd - 2004 with TL

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/03

Great route, got a little lost high up. Last 300ft is not 4th class
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - Jul/02 with Steve Hastings

An excellent route except we got stuck behind a very slow party of three. Got down just before dark and then got lost in the woods going back to the car. No head touches!!!! The next day was 9/11.
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/01 with Greg Caire

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with helen gibson

a while back but a great route. the crux is a bit of a slippy granite slabby corner maybe E1 5b/5c.
brianrunner - AltLd - Sep/96 with steve wells

Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 1995

CMacD - 1995

Pleasanr
neilh - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with sara hyde

Daniel Wrightson - AltLd - 22/Jul/92 with Sophie Milner

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/92

OMSKB - Jul/92 with Pete Aldwinkle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/89

Andy Hyslop - 1989

jasper11 - 1988 with Gaz Morgan

Nigel Coe - AltLd - Aug/86 with Tim Dunsby

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/81

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 30/Jul/81 with Phil Kershaw, Russ Eyles

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Oct/79 with Alan Walmsley

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 16/Sep/79 with Gerry Dunford

Straightforward but brilliant
petemeads - Lead O/S - Jun/77

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Voting
Total votes cast 27
hard 5.10a0 of 11
5.10a1 of 11
easy 5.10a4 of 11
hard 5.90 of 11
5.95 of 11
easy 5.90 of 11
hard 5.81 of 11
5.80 of 11
easy 5.80 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 73 (12.3%)
Followed4 of 73 (5.5%)
Alt Leads53 of 73 (72.6%)
Unknown7 of 73 (9.6%)

'Climbed'28 of 73 (38.4%)
clean O/S43 of 73 (58.9%)
clean rpt2 of 73 (2.7%)