Elevation: 3,327 ft
GPS: 44.369, -121.124 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Feb 1, 2006 with improvements by Alan Collins
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Marsupials

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 93
Round River
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 60
Cave Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 105
Round There
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Living Blindly
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Birds in a Rut
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Round River Direct
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 45
Marsupials Traverse
Trad 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 103
Suck my Kiss
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 132
Thin Air
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 65
Delirium Tremens
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 134
Buffalo Power
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 43
Kid Packed Minivan From Hell
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
Cool Air
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Bucket List
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 57
Pouches
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Round River Koala Rock
 93
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport 3 pitches
Cave Route Brogan Spire > Southside
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Round There Koala Rock
 105
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Living Blindly Tail & Opossum
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Birds in a Rut Wombat
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Round River Direct Koala Rock
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Marsupials Traverse Mud Pile
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 8 pitches
Suck my Kiss Koala Rock
 103
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Thin Air Koala Rock
 132
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Delirium Tremens Delirium Tremens
 65
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Buffalo Power Koala Rock
 134
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Kid Packed Minivan From Hell Mud Pile
 43
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cool Air Koala Rock
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bucket List Marsupial Wall > Dreamland
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pouches Brogan Spire > N Face
 57
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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