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(3) Tail and Opossum

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(3) Tail and Opossum Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.3681, -121.1239 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ferrells on May 25, 2010

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The Opossum is the highest of the Marsupial formations that are in line with Brogan Spire, and the Tail sits just below it. The Wombat looms above them.
These formations are notable for their remarkable position, but not for the routes that they hold. To date, few lines reach the summits, although there is certainly potential for more. Perhaps they will even be good, as the rock is not uniformly atrocious.

Getting There 

These formations are easily recognized from vantage points all around. They are directly uphill and in line with Brogan Spire, in the Marsupial Crags.

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For the (x) The Marsupials area.

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in (3) Tail and Opossum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (3) Tail and Opossum:
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Living Badly, 5.7. The traversing first pitch.

Living Blindly 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (3) Tail and Opossum
Living Blindly is surprisingly good, considering its obscurity and location (One does not usually think of good routes on the Opossum or Tail). The moves are fun, the bolts are generously placed, and the rock is almost entirely solid. It even looks cool as you approach it and work your way through it. It's long, and provides satisfaction when you gain a couple of awesome summits that are rarely gained otherwise. As long as you're up there, I would highly recommend summiting both the Tail and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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