Fairview Dome

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Fairview Dome
Tuolumne Meadows - Fairview Dome from Daff Dome descent - 3.JPG
North and west face of Fairview Dome from Daff Dome
Highest point
Elevation9,728 ft (2,965 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence643 ft (196 m) [1]
Coordinates37°52′17″N 119°24′14″W / 37.87139°N 119.40389°W / 37.87139; -119.40389Coordinates: 37°52′17″N 119°24′14″W / 37.87139°N 119.40389°W / 37.87139; -119.40389[2]
Fairview Dome is located in California
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Location of Fairview Dome in California
Fairview Dome is located in the United States
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome
Fairview Dome (the United States)
LocationYosemite National Park, Tuolumne County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Tenaya Lake
First ascentJuly 4, 1863 by H. Brewer and C.F. Hoffmann[3]
Easiest routeEast face, scramble class 3[3]
South east face of Fairview Dome

Fairview Dome is a prominent granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) north of Cathedral Peak and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Tuolumne Meadows.[2] Near Fairview Dome is Marmot Dome, linked by an area called Razor Back.[4]

John Muir wrote of the peak:

The north face route is popular with rock climbers and is listed in the classic guidebook Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. Routes vary in difficulty up to possibly class 5.11.[6]

Daff Dome on the left, Tuolumne Meadows in the center and Cathedral Range in the right from the summit of Fairview Dome.


  1. ^ a b "Fairview Dome, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  2. ^ a b "Fairview Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  3. ^ a b Voge, Hervey H.; Andrew J. Smatko (1972). Mountaineer's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 58. ISBN 0-87156-064-X.
  4. ^ Lautzenheiser, Dan. "Marmot Dome Rock Climbing". Marmot Dome Rock Climbing. mountainproject.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ Muir, John (1912). "Chapter 11". The Yosemite. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  6. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 76–80. ISBN 9780871561473.