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Routes in The Membrane

26 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Andy's Route S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bad Faith S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Between The Lines S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Butterfingers S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Caress of Steel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dad Dick S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Drop Zone S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drunken Midget S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Fright S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Insane in The Membrane S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kitchen Sink S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
License To Thrill S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Little Big Wall S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mandela S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Membrane Roof, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
On There S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Reverse Osmosis S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Reverse Traverse S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rincon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Riptide S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Route 66 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Steel Monkey S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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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 from TCNM. The Membrane is immediately across the stream, behind the trees.

See here for a Google Street View photo of the parking area.

Route List

Left to right:

1. Andy's Route 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)

24 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
 78
Butterfingers
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 218
Caress of Steel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 105
Drop Zone
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Rincon
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 134
Steel Monkey
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 73
Riptide
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
On There
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 202
License To Thrill
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Little Big Wall
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Unknown
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 70
Route 66
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 38
Mandela
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
26
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Between The Lines
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
The Membrane Roof
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butterfingers
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Caress of Steel
 218
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Drop Zone
 105
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rincon
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Steel Monkey
 134
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Riptide
 73
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
On There
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
License To Thrill
 202
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Little Big Wall
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Unknown
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Route 66
 70
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mandela
 38
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
26
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Between The Lines
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Membrane Roof
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Shaft
Salt Lake City
Shaft   Salt Lake City
description wrote: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. Oct 10, 2010
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
Or...one of the best! Oct 11, 2010
Sean A Smith
South Salt Lake, UT
Sean A Smith   South Salt Lake, UT
What is "TCNM"? Jun 24, 2011
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Jun 24, 2011
Jeremy Noring
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jeremy Noring   Salt Lake City, Utah
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. Jul 20, 2014
Brennan Crellin
Millcreek, UT
Brennan Crellin   Millcreek, UT  
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? Aug 28, 2014
Today (June 14th) We were the last ones to leave the wall and I found a various amount of equipment that I would hate to lose myself. if you were climbing here today and are missing anything, please call or text me at (559)259-5734 with a description of what you lost, what it looks like and I'll get it back to you. Jun 14, 2018

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