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
51 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Thin Air 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a OR
: Smith Rock
: ... : Koala Rock
Great 5.10 multi pitch! 1st pitch requires gear and the rest is bolted. Where the trail meets the crag you will be at the base of the climb.Pitch 1:Follow thin crack up to a bulge. Pull the bulge and follow the crack/face above to a bolted anchor. (5.9 120 ft.)Pitch 2: Crack through some bulges on excellent rock up and right to another bolted anchor. (5.10a 60 ft.)Pitch 3: Finesse a step bulge just above the anchor then wander up and right to another bulge. Above the last bulge climb huge holds ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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