Pitch 1: start up huge left facing left arching corner on the far left side of the dome. Arc de Triumph and Separation Anxiety share this pitch. Belay at small ledge below where arch heads left. 5.6 200'
Pitch 2: Follow straight up through overhanging corner stemming past blocks and very small pine tree. Continue up left facing corner staying left which turns into the "Half Dollar of Fairview." Climb this until ledge. 10a 190' NOTE: Optional belay before Half Dollar not recommended unless screwed with drag. Also, this Half Dollar climbs nothing like El Cap's version and doesn't even face the same direction. Its a half dollar though! :)
Pitch 3: From ledge follow flake (20 ft left of L facing corner) to roof with bolt. Climb up and right through roof to small stance at awkward left leaning corner. Continue up left trending feature to large ledge and belay. 11b
Pitch 4: From the left side of ledge the "Butt Ass Seam" heads straight up. Follow this past some pins and gear until the crack peters out. Face climb past two bolts until small right facing corner is reached (Arch de Triumph) and belay upon reaching the ledge. 11a Two bolt anchor
Pitch 5: Very fun and wild pitch. Clip first bolt and do some 10a/b moves for a body length. Continue up ridiculous runout on 5.8 bomber rock, "The Sea of NO Knobs" until a bolt is reached thankfully. Curse FA party and head up to roof. Undercling up and right until hand rail leading out left through roof is reached. Fire in some bomb gear and monkey your ass left out the rail until you pull around lip to killer belay which is two bolts. 11b NOTE: take care using LONG runners through roof. Be wise.
Pitch 6: From this awesome belay at the base of the headwall climb up and right, traversing along the lip of the giant arching roof, clipping bolts and placing gear. IF the leader places good gear then the rope won't grate along the lip if a fall is taken. Reach the "A Farewell to Kings" / "Arc de Triumph" corner and belay a ways up/ back clean it so follower has peace of mind on last bit of traverse. 10c
Pitch 7,8,9,10 Follow FTK/AdT to top. All meet up with Inverted Staircase for last two pitches. Consult book
- * OR **, skip the traverse and go for the prize with Lyme Line up to the top. Two pitches of awesome Fairview climbing. Some of the best I've encountered. Consult route list.
Route is on far left side of dome. Walk to base of Inverted Staircase and you will see this giant corner. You can see it from road. Walk off same as all other routes.
Doubles from tips to #2 Camalot
1 # 3 camalot
Small set nuts
Generous supply of extendable slings and some draws. 10 total?
BETA PHOTO: Foreshortened layout photo. Cpt. Fairview is red....
BETA PHOTO: Topo for Captain Fairview / Lyme Line Direct
Sean pulling across hand rail through roof of pitc...
Erik Fantasy on the 2nd ascent