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Smooth Operator T,S 
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Fine Fir 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ron Olsen and Bruno Haché, 7/30/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Sep 20, 2007

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Description 

Fine Fir is the second route from the left in The Garden. It is the easiest pitch in this area, and is identified by a good-sized pine tree growing out of the rock about 15' up the wall.

Climb up to the tree, and pass it on the right or left to a good ledge. Clip a bolt and step up and right. Clip a second bolt and move up right to a finger crack next to a slab. You can place a yellow Alien in a small pod up and left. Climb up the crack and step right at its top onto the slab. Continue up and right to the anchor, on a pedestal about 10' above a large pine tree.

You can belay here if you're going to do one of the upper wall routes (Showtime, Dutch Treat, Border Crossing, or The B Boys), or else lower back down.

Location 

On the left side of The Garden, below a pine tree growing out of the rock 15' up the wall.

Route #20 in the ?beta photo?.

Protection 

2 bolts, small nuts and cams (blue, green, yellow Aliens). A sling for the tree. 2-bolt anchor, shared with Before The Deluge and Crackdown.


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By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Oct 25, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If you go left of the tree and continue up the faint crack it is a little harder. Small cams and a couple of small stoppers is all you need. You can finish up at the "Just do it" Anchors this way. 5.8
By Michael Lucky
From: Charleston, SC
Jun 29, 2012

I ended at "Just Do It" anchors, and I think it was a much better finish than continuing up the extremely dirty gully to the true anchors.