Looking to go back in history for what it used to be like at Smith before sport climbing exploded in The Dihedrals in the mid-80s?
The impressive collection of pinnacles known as The Marsupials lie just across the Gorge.
Perched on BLM land off the east side of the park, they are well worth the hike.
With views of the both the high desert landscape and the Cascade range, the beauty of Central Oregon abounds.
Trails veer off in different directions to Koala Rock, The Wombat, and Brogan Spire, to name a few of the main crags in the area.
Looking for a range from 5.2 to 5.14? Check.
Looking to do a 10 pitch multi-pitch? Check.
Like we said, totally worth it. Check these out:
(All are rated 3 star in Alan Watts’ Guidebook, with * noting a 4 star)
*Round River R mixed to 1.5 inches, 3 pitches
Cool Man Luke R trad, gear to 1 inch, 1 pitch
*Round There sport, 7 bolts, 1 pitch
Changing Lanes mixed to 2.5 inches, 1 pitch
Round River Direct sport, 7 bolts, 1 pitch
Suck My Kiss 5.10a sport, 6 bolts, 1 pitch
*Thin Air 5.10b mixed to 2.5 inches, 3 pitches
Buffalo Power 5.10c sport, 8 bolts, 1 pitch
Ryan’s Arête 5.10c sport, 8 bolts, 1 pitch
Cool Air 5.11a sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
To Live is to DIe 5.11a sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
King of Pain 5.11b sport, 12 bolts, 1 pitch
Through Being Cool 5.11b sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
Ryan’s Direct 5.11d sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
The Great Roof A2+ clean to 1 inch, 2 pitches
Pouches 5.11c sport, 8 bolts, 1 pitch
*The Optimist 5.14b sport, 8 bolts, 1 pitch
South Buttress X mixed to 2 inches, 3 pitches
West Face X mixed to 3 inches, 3 pitches
Cave Route mixed to 2 inches, 3 pitches
Death of a Raven sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
Barred Reality 5.10a sport, 8 bolts, 3 pitches
Under the Gun 5.10a sport, 4 bolts, 1 pitch
Short Sharp Shock 5.10b sport, 4 bolts, 1 pitch
West Gully 5.10d trad, gear to 1 inch, 2 pitches
Living Blindly sport, 11 bolts, 2 pitches
Carla the Stripper sport, 11 bolts, 1 pitch
*Lusty Lady sport, 14 bolts, 1 pitch
Edge of the World 5.10b sport, 2 pitches
The Marsupials Traverse 5.10b R mixed to 2.5 inches, 10 pitches
Kid-Packed Mini-Van from Hell 5.11a sport, 8 bolts, 1 pitch
Jacobs-Strain Line 5.12c sport, 9 bolts, 1 pitch
Delirium Tremens 5.10b trad, gear to 2.5 inches, 1 pitch
Airstream 5.11d sport, 7 bolts, 1 pitch
Birds in a Rut mixed to 3 inches, 6 pitches
Endless Weekend 5.10b sport, 5 bolts, 1 pitch
Covert Operations 5.10a sport, 6 bolts, 1 pitch
Ticks are for Kids 5.10a sport, 5 bolts, 1 pitch
Put Me in the Zoo 5.11a sport, 6 bolts, 1 pitch
Indian and Mendehall Ridge:
Indian Ridge-Squaw Rock:
Spiral R trad, gear to 2 inches, 1 pitch
Indian and Mendehall Ridge Gully:
Little Finger R solo, 1 pitch