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The Membrane

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The Membrane 

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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)

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Membrane:
Butterfingers   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 59'   
Drunken Midget   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Caress of Steel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Drop Zone   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rincon   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Steel Monkey   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
On There   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Riptide   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
License To Thrill   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mandela   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Route 66   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Between The Lines   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Between The Lines 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane
AKA: "High Tide Traverse" Start: Caress of Steel, climb "Between The Lines", end: Riptide anchors. Really fun route, good addition to an older wall, pretty obvious traverse. crux is the route 66 bottom and mandela crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Lookig at the center part of the Membrane Wall.  "License to Thrill" and "Route 66" in the center of the roof area.
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By Shaft
From: Salt Lake City
Oct 10, 2010

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.

By Brian in SLC
Oct 11, 2010 of the best!

By Sean A Smith
From: South Ogden, UT
Jun 24, 2011

What is "TCNM"?

By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 24, 2011

Timpanogos Cave National Monument.