(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
61 Total Climbing Routes
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Pouches 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a OR
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Start on jugs, semi-jugs, and good crimps. Keep cool for the powerful crux, which comes at roughly mid-height. I had to cut my feet on the throw at the crux - something I rarely have to do for a moderate route at Smith. The finish is a rightward traverse. It looks like it's going to turn sinister at any moment, but just enjoy it, the hardest is behind you. It's well-protected and is one of those rare Smith moderates that requires a bit of power and dynamism. Combine all this with the fact th...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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