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Insane In The Membrane 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Fred Berman & Marty Lewis, February 1994
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 14, 2006

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This route climbs a mostly vertical face on good edges with the crux being a slightly thinner sequence of crimps about midway up.

Short and to the point, this atypical route favors technique and bouldering skills more than endurance, and seemed a slightly easier tick than the neighboring Thieves In The Temple (5.12a).


Located on the right side of the Staying Power Towers just right of the long and classic Blood Sugar Sex Magik (5.10d).


6 bolts, bolted anchor

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By JamesLucas Lucas
Feb 3, 2012

Who loves to toprope this route? I do! I do!
By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
Nov 15, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

A difficult onsight. Once I worked out the moves I really enjoyed the crux sequence. Good flow on pretty small holds. It's also a little more interesting than the average crimp-pull-repeat routes in the middle gorge. Probably lower quality only because it's short.

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