The Membrane Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Membrane Wall 4. Bad Faith 5.9 5. Caress of Stee...
North facing, jug hauling, blitz-krieg limestone. The Membrane hosts some of AF's finest sport routes, and on most days the crag will have someone on one of them. The Membrane is the perfect crag for busting out of Boulder and jumping on a pump-fest before you even set up the tent. With zero approach, good stone, and a wide range of difficulty to pick from, The Membrane is hard to beat. Warning: these routes are not grid bolted, so be prepared to run for the clips on most routes.
Park at the pull-out 1.0 miles from TCNM. The Membrane is immediately across the stream, behind the trees.
for a Google Street View photo of the parking area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Membrane
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Membrane:
Drop Zone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Rincon 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Riptide 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
On There 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Unknown 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Route 66 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Mandela 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
26 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 36'
Featured Route For The Membrane
Route 66 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : The Membrane
Just left of License To Thrill is a stiff problem that fires up to the left side of a roof. Route 66 has pumpy, fingery climbing on small pockets and edges. Crux was a bit below the roof and needed good contact strength - seems like you are always on your arms. The roof sequence is described as bizarre in the Ruckman/Ruckman guide. Tricky yes, with an overhead bolt to start, but it runs out once you stand up over the roof. Definitely worth a burn....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: Lookig at the center part of the Membrane Wall. &...
From: Salt Lake City
Oct 10, 2010
The Membrane is the perfect crag for busting out of Boulder and jumping on a pump-fest before you even set up the tent.
WTF, worst description ever.
By Sean A Smith
From: South Salt Lake, UT
Jun 24, 2011
What is "TCNM"?
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 24, 2011
Timpanogos Cave National Monument.
By Jeremy Noring
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 20, 2014
Location on the map was slightly wrong; the location was where cannabis wall is (I fixed that one as well). Membrane is about 200 feet upstream from Cannabis wall.
By Brennan Crellin
From: Draper, UT
Aug 28, 2014
There are multiple bolt lines to anchors above this crag (second pitches). At first I thought they were projects, but they have been there at least two years, and I've never heard them mentioned. Anyone have info on these?