(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
73 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',38],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Santiam Highway Ledges 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a OR
: Smith Rock
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If you are excited about an adventurous route at smith, This route will not dissapoint. The climbing is easy and the rock and pro is reasonable considering the location. Route finding would probably be the hardest part of the climb but even that shouldn't be a problem if you've done adventurous climbs before. Pitch 1- third class scrambling leads to a large 20 foot wide ledge with anchors on the ground next to the edge where you step out of the alcove.Pitch 2- 5.8 on questionable rock. once you ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR