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(x) The Marsupials

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(1) Koala Rock 
(2) Brogan Spire 
(3) Tail and Opossum 
(4) Mud Pile 
(5) Delirium Tremens 
(6) The Wallaby 
(7) Marsupial Wall 
(8) The Wombat 
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(x) The Marsupials Rock Climbing 


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Staender Ridge and the Marsupials

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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

66 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',6],['5.8',6],['5.9',1],['5.10',25],['5.11',15],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (x) The Marsupials

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (x) The Marsupials:
Round River   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (1) Koala Rock
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (2) Brogan Spire
Round There   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   (1) Koala Rock
Birds in a Rut   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   (8) The Wombat
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (3) Tail and Opossum
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   (4) Mud Pile
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   (2) Brogan Spire
Round River Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (1) Koala Rock
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   (4) Mud Pile
Suck my Kiss   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport   (1) Koala Rock
Thin Air   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   (1) Koala Rock
Delirium Tremens   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   (5) Delirium Tremens
Buffalo Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (1) Koala Rock
Daily Grind   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Adventure Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Cool Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   (1) Koala Rock
Call of the Wild   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Bucket List   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Pouches   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (2) Brogan Spire
Off the Wall   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
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Call of the Wild 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (7) Marsupial Wall
Crux probably comes just getting to the second bolt climbing good rock in a small dihedral. Then continue up the face until you pull onto a ledge. Off the ledge, clip the first bolt with a long sling and start up a 10+ crack caped by a 5.11- crux on steep rock featuring jugs! Then mantle onto another ledge and continue up suspect rock on 5.9 climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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