(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
73 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Off the Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a OR
: Smith Rock
: ... : (7) Marsupial Wall
Off the Wall features a compact crux followed by big overhanging moves on jugs. Start out on a jug left of the bolt line and climb through small crimps to get to the second bolt. True crux is after clipping the third bolt throwing to a jug, committing to the off the wall move.If it is your first time out to the Marsupial Wall and you can climb 5.12, this is the line to make sure you get on. While the beginning is typical climbing for Smith Rocks, the overhang features jugs and big moves that wil...[more] Browse More Classics in OR