Staender Ridge and the Marsupials
The Marsupials are a remote collection of rock outcrops and towers on the east side of the park. The long approach keeps many away but those that make the trek will enjoy classic climbs and perhaps feel what Smith was like decades ago. Recently the marsupials have seen a great deal of new route development.
Like most places at Smith the rock varies. Many of the new routes still have loose nubbins but should improve with time.
Plan on about an hour to reach most of the Marsupials formations.
From the parking area head down the main trail, cross the bridge and turn right. Follow the trail until you near a series of basalt collumns. Head left up a series of switchbacks to an old road. From the road you can access any of the Marsupial formations.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
57 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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Bucket List 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Finally another climb like Toxic! Fun jugs on a steep angle will pump out climbers who don't find the rest. Climbing to the second bolt is quiet scary, ground falls are a possibility if not cautious. Hard move are always protected and all the falls are safe after the 2nd bolt gets clipped....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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