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(x) The Marsupials Rock Climbing 


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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 8.3 miles from here

83 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
Cave Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (2) Brogan Spire
Living Blindly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   (3) Tail and Opossum
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
Marsupials Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   (4) Mud Pile
Round River Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (1) Koala Rock
Carla The Stripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   (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   5.10- 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
Ryan's Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 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
Pouches   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (2) Brogan Spire
Off the Wall   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   (7) Marsupial Wall
The Alchemist   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Philosopher's Stone
Lords of Dogtown   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   (7) Marsupial Wall
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Cool Air 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : (1) Koala Rock
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