Elevation: 5,988 ft
GPS: 40.447, -111.687 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 62,764 total · 300/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 22, 2003 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

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.

Getting There

Park at the pull-out 1.0 miles after passing TCNM (Timpanogos Cave National Monument- it's a big building with a huge parking lot, very obvious) on the right. The Membrane is immediately across the stream, behind the trees.

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Route List

Left to right:

1. Mucus 5.10d
2. Little Big Wall 5.11d
3. Kitchen Sink 5.10b
4. Drunken Midget 5.10a
5. On There 5.11a
6. Bad Faith 5.9
7. Caress of Steel 5.10a
8. Steel Monkey 5.10d
9. Route 66 5.12a
10. License To Thrill 5.11c
11. Flight Fright 5.12c (variation of License To Thrill)
12. Mandela 5.12a
13. Riptide 5.11a (far right)
14. Cosmological Retreat 5.11b (P2 above License To Thrill)

27 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Membrane

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 118
Butterfingers
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 275
Caress of Steel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 127
[Redacted]
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 142
Drop Zone
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Insane in The Membrane
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Rincon
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 168
Steel Monkey
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 98
Riptide
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 47
On There
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 45
Reverse Osmosis
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 272
License To Thrill
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 105
Route 66
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 55
Mandela
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 73
26
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Between The Lines
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butterfingers
 118
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Caress of Steel
 275
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
[Redacted]
 127
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Drop Zone
 142
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Insane in The Membrane
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rincon
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Steel Monkey
 168
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Riptide
 98
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
On There
 47
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Reverse Osmosis
 45
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
License To Thrill
 272
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Route 66
 105
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mandela
 55
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
26
 73
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Between The Lines
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: North

Mostly Shady All Day

Details: Because it is a North facing wall it is mostly shady all day, but there is also amazing tree coverage so that helps it stay in the shade as well. About the only time it will be in the sun is during midday when the sun is directly overhead not behind trees

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