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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',5],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',21],['5.11',12],['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 The Marsupials:
Round River   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Koala Rock
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Brogan Spire
Round There   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   Koala Rock
Birds in a Rut   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   The Wombat
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Tail and Opossum
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Brogan Spire
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Mud Pile
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   Mud Pile
Suck my Kiss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Koala Rock
Round River Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Koala Rock
Thin Air   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   Koala Rock
Delirium Tremens   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Delirium Tremens
Short Sharp Shock   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Brogan Spire
Buffalo Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Koala Rock
ADHD (Adventure Dog Hank Direct)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Marsupial Wall
Adventure Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   Marsupial Wall
Cool Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Koala Rock
Bucket List   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Marsupial Wall
Call of the Wild   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Marsupial Wall
Pouches   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Brogan Spire
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Matt 2nd Ascent

Off the Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Marsupial Wall
Off the Wall features a compact crux followed by big overhanging moves on jugs. Start out on a jug left of the bolt line and climb through small crimps to get to the second bolt. True crux is after clipping the third bolt throwing to a jug, committing to the off the wall move....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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