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(1) Koala Rock 
(2) Brogan Spire 
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(4) Mud Pile 
(5) Delirium Tremens 
(6) The Wallaby 
(7) Marsupial Wall 
(8) The Wombat 

(x) The Marsupials Rock Climbing 

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Staender Ridge and the Marsupials

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (x) The Marsupials

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (x) The Marsupials:
Round River   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (1) Koala Rock
Round There   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   (1) Koala Rock
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (2) Brogan Spire
Birds in a Rut   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   (8) The Wombat
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (3) Tail and Opossum
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   (2) Brogan Spire
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   (4) Mud Pile
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   (4) Mud Pile
Round River Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (1) Koala Rock
Suck my Kiss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   (1) Koala Rock
Delirium Tremens   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   (5) Delirium Tremens
Thin Air   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   (1) Koala Rock
ADHD (Adventure Dog Hank Direct)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Buffalo Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (1) Koala Rock
Adventure Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Cool Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   (1) Koala Rock
Call of the Wild   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Bucket List   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Pouches   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (2) Brogan Spire
Off the Wall   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
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Bucket List 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c OR : Smith Rock : ... : (7) Marsupial Wall
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 quite 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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