Octopus' Garden

Tuolumne Meadows
Tenaya Peak Wall

First ascent: Paul Minault and Chris Dragheim, September 2, 2001

Description: At the far right end of the wall, climb the obvious right-slanting fist crack to a dihedral and follow the dihedral up to a small roof (5.7). Step left to an arching dihedral and climb more or less vertically, following flakes and small roofs, finally moving up and left to a small belay ledge (5.8). Continue up flakes and ledges for two more pitches (5.7 and 5.6) to the large ledge below the main face. Pro good. Pro to 5".

Note: This route allows parties to extend their climb of the peak by four pitches. The route has some vegetation and lichen.

*See page 15 of the Tuolumne Meadows Guidebook, Third Edition.