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Octopus's Garden

Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Midgley Bridge Area

Description

Mostly sunny, east facing cirque with several bolted sport/slab climbs from 5.6 to 5.10.

Getting There

Head to the top of P2 of Motorboating then cross the 3rd Class Ledge. Hike the Jim Thompson trail to the south then turn when you reach the "tank" (a medium sized pond). See map on Motoboating route. The first bolt line you come to is Aquawoman (5.9) and is just at the edge of the cirque.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Aquaman
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Ursula
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 15
Sea Monkey
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Sea Squirt
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Waterdog
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Aquawoman
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Mermaid
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Aquaman
 18
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ursula
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sea Monkey
 15
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Sea Squirt
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Waterdog
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Aquawoman
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mermaid
 1
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport

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Fun day at the Garden with the kids.
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topo as of 2/23
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Donna Tannehill
Chandler, AZ
[Hide Comment] Awesome area...well worth a trip from the valley. Thanks, John, for all the hard work setting this up! Mar 4, 2024