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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

61 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',23],['5.11',15],['5.12',3],['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
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (2) Brogan Spire
Round There   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   (1) Koala Rock
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
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
Bucket List   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Call of the Wild   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   (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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Nate Tack pulls on some Pouches

Pouches 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (2) Brogan Spire
Start on jugs, semi-jugs, and good crimps. Keep cool for the powerful crux, which comes at roughly mid-height. I had to cut my feet on the throw at the crux - something I rarely have to do for a moderate route at Smith. The finish is a rightward traverse. It looks like it's going to turn sinister at any moment, but just enjoy it, the hardest is behind you. It's well-protected and is one of those rare Smith moderates that requires a bit of power and dynamism. Combine all this with the fact th...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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