Koala Rock sits at bottom-center of The Marsupials just above the Burma Road switchback. It is the easiest area within The Marsupials to access and offers up some the best easy-to-moderate climbs in the park. While the hike isn't quick it's fairly easy and helps rid yourself of crowds on busy days.
Koala Rock offers great views of the park, PM sun, and two easy multi-pitch routes to its summit. Almost all of the lines are bolted with a bit of something for everyone between 5.6 to 5.11+. If you have any doubts that the main area of the park is full of lines waiting for the classics, walk to The Marsupials and have a go at Koala Rock.
Koala Rock sits on the east side of the park and can be seen from most areas on the east side. It prominently sits above the switchback on Burma Road. Cross the main bridge and immediately take a right on the river trail with the Crooked River on your right. Stay on the trail past The Monument Area and stay left at a fork in the trail near the Lower Gorge. The trail kicks up and eventually reaches Burma Road. Once you reach the switchback head directly up to the crag.
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Smith Rock State Park, OR
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