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The Marsupials 


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Location: 44.36989, -121.12336 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Karsten on Feb 2, 2006
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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.


51 Total Routes


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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
South Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Brogan Spire
Round Here   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   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
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Tail and Opossum
Birds in a Rut   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   The Wombat
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Mud Pile
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Brogan Spire
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   Mud Pile
Round River Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Koala Rock
Suck my Kiss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   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
Ryan's Arete   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Koala Rock
Buffalo Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Koala Rock
Cool Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Koala Rock
To Live is to Die   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Koala Rock
Pouches   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Brogan Spire
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The Marsupial Traverse...

Marsupials Traverse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c OR : Smith Rock : ... : Mud Pile
The Marsupials Traverse is probably the longest climb at Smith. Much of it is pretty runout with dangerous falls, but no runouts harder than 5.5ish climbing, though some of this is on loose rock. Not a good first route, but if your solid at the grade on runouts this is an awsome climb. There are multiple ways to start this route, how ever you choose to get to the top of the mudpile is up to you. I will describe the easiest way starting with Carla the Stripper.P1 - 5.8 - Follow the boltline atop ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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