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
57 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Marsupials Traverse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Smith Rock
: ... : (4) 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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