(x) The Marsupials Rock Climbing
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
66 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Call of the Wild 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c OR
: Smith Rock
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Crux probably comes just getting to the second bolt climbing good rock in a small dihedral. Then continue up the face until you pull onto a ledge. Off the ledge, clip the first bolt with a long sling and start up a 10+ crack caped by a 5.11- crux on steep rock featuring jugs! Then mantle onto another ledge and continue up suspect rock on 5.9 climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in OR