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',6],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Adventure Dog 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b OR
: Smith Rock
: ... : (7) Marsupial Wall
A 210 foot, bolted journey to the top of the Marsupial Wall. All three pitches of Adventure Dog offer sustained 5.10 climbing, mostly solid rock, and impressive position...P1 5.10+ 45ft. 4 bolts. Begin ten feet right of a bolted inside corner (ADHD), and thirty feet to the left of a shrubby little Juniper tree. The crimpy, .10+ action starts immediately and stays sustained for thirty feet, until the angle kicks back and you reach the first anchor at forty five feet. Lower off, belay here, or...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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