(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',8],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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This unbelievable feature offers great crack and dihedral climbing capped by a pumpy overhang on big features. Climb through the first 4 bolts stemming in a 3 sided dihedral and then pull a 3 foot roof onto another dihedral (the crux). Finish on 5.11+ moves on pumpy big features for the last 3 bolts. Going to the anchors is quite exciting while trying to deal with the pump. A top rope can easily be set up off the bucket list....[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon