American Fork - The Membrane - Caress of Steel - 10a ****
Caress of Steel is a slightly over hanging 7 bolt climb on the very left of the Membrane alcove. You will the Membrane wall 1 mile east of the American Fork visitor center on the south side of the river. Look for the log to cross over to the obvious wall. Caress of Steel is polished and greasy but not as bad as some of the other routes that you will find in the canyon. Many people use this as a warm up for other hard climb at this wall. The easy access to the Membrane wall make this a very popular spot and it is rare to find a weekend where someone is no there at the wall.
The route is very straight forward with good spacing between the bolts. This is a definite jug haul with pretty much a good pocket at every place you would need one. Some of the moves require a reach but that is compensated by the bucket to hang on to. There doesn't appear to be a particular crux as the climb is very consistent from beginning to the end making this one of my favorite moderates in the canyon.
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