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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

73 Total Climbing Routes

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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
Round Here   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   (1) Koala Rock
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (2) Brogan Spire
Birds in a Rut   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   (8) The Wombat
Round There   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   (1) Koala Rock
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (3) Tail and Opossum
Death Of a Raven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   (2) Brogan Spire
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1000'   (4) Mud Pile
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   (4) Mud Pile
Round River Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (1) Koala Rock
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   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   (5) Delirium Tremens
Ryan's Arete   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   (1) Koala Rock
Buffalo Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (1) Koala Rock
Adventure Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Bucket List   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Cool Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   (1) Koala Rock
Off the Wall   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
Lords of Dogtown   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   (7) Marsupial Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Marsupial Traverse...

Marsupials Traverse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : (4) Mud Pile
The Marsupials Traverse is probably the longest climb at Smith. Much of it is pretty runout with dangerous falls, but no runouts harder than 5.5ish climbing, though some of this is on loose rock. Not a good first route, but if your solid at the grade on runouts this is an awsome climb. There are multiple ways to start this route, how ever you choose to get to the top of the mudpile is up to you. I will describe the easiest way starting with Carla the Stripper.P1 - 5.8 - Follow the boltline atop ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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