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Isolation Wall

Utah > Wasatch Range > Southern Wasatch > American Fork Canyon
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Description

Two distinct personalities on opposite walls.

The wall on the left (east) of the alcove is slightly overhung and consists of burly, occasionally desperate climbing.

The wall on the right (west) of the alcove is lower-angled and water-polished, leading to balancy climbing easier than that found on the opposite wall.

A good summer afternoon and evening crag because it's in the shade when nearby The Membrane is in the sun. The east wall with the harder routes gets sun from around 12PM to around 3:30PM.

Getting There

Park at The Membrane 3.9 miles up canyon. Cross the river on the large log.

Walk up hill to your left, keeping right as the wall curves to the right and uphill.

Fifty or sixty yards from the main Membrane area a small alcove is found.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Quarantined
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Isolated
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Taken 2
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 34
Exile
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 37
Siberia
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 58
Isolation
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 61
Wilderness
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 95
Desolation
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 77
Fern Gully
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 41
Black Number 0
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Labor Days
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Raspberry Dreams
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Hall of Flags
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
29
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Strawberry Fields
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Quarantined
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Isolated
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Taken 2
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Exile
 34
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Siberia
 37
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Isolation
 58
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wilderness
 61
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Desolation
 95
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fern Gully
 77
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Black Number 0
 41
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Labor Days
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Raspberry Dreams
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hall of Flags
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
29
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Strawberry Fields
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport

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Isolation Wall<br>
1. <em>[[106518108]]</em> 5.12d<br>
2. <em>[[106518115]]</em> 5.12c<br>
3. <em>[[106518121]]</em> 5.12b<br>
4. <em>[[108295807]]</em> 5.11d
[Hide Photo] Isolation Wall 1. Siberia 5.12d 2. Isolation 5.12c 3. Wilderness 5.12b 4. Desolation 5.11d

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

KevinTodd84
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Exile (11d), Harder than it looks. Intriguing combination of sublime slopers and funky pinches. Stick clip the first bolt if you are at all timid. I started this route the same way you would start Wilderness. This route is harder than License to thrill(11c at membrain) and easyer than Wilderness(12a/b one route to the left). I call it 11d, and I give it 2 out of three stars. It is a great route to do after License to thrill but before moving on to the harder crimps of Wilderness. Great addition to the wall! Sep 8, 2012
[Hide Comment] I never knew what the route on the right was called, but I agree that .11d is a good rating for it. Sweet little line. I enjoyed it. Apr 20, 2013
BJB
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] What is the route to the right of Fern Gully?

It is kind of on its own piece of rock. It's about 5 bolts, most of them being easy slab until a thin section to the chains. Jul 13, 2015
[Hide Comment] That route to the right feels like a .10c to me? Maybe a .10d. Whatever it is, it is definitely harder, and steeper than it looks - which seems to be the theme for this area. Jul 19, 2015
Ye Tian
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Any one know what are those two lines left of Exile? And another one bolted line even lower across the trail on the other crag? Sep 9, 2017