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(x) The Marsupials  


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Staender Ridge and the Marsupials

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Description 

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

57 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',21],['5.11',13],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   (4) Mud Pile
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   (2) Brogan Spire
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   (4) Mud Pile
Suck my Kiss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   (1) Koala Rock
Round River Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (1) Koala Rock
Thin Air   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   (1) Koala Rock
Delirium Tremens   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   (5) Delirium Tremens
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   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
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Round River 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (1) Koala Rock
Three pitches of moderate sport climbing in a beautiful setting above the River. First pitch goes from large tree at the base up to anchors. Second pitch can go left of slab above anchors, or slab can go direct (5.7?). Third pitch goes left and around catwalk then up to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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