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The Anti-Phil is one of the larger areas at Rifle, hosting over 20 mostly excellent and difficult routes. The routes generally take steep to overhanging lines without pulling through the big caves as you find at Ruckman, The Nappy Dugout, etc. The stone is varied, but solid overall. Some of it is the very pale rock typical of the Wasteland, and some is more like the grey to blue tinged limestone found at higher elevations and scattered throughout Rifle. Although there are a few 5.11 climbs to be found, the trend is toward the upper 5.12 and 5.13 range. The numbering used here follows Hassan Saab's guide from left to right with Joe Desimone's project as #1 (this may no longer be a project).
Park at the picnic area several hundred yards down stream from the Ruckman Cave. Anti-Phil, Winchester Cave, and the Bauhaus are all directly across the stream. There is a plank crossing with a tree to assist. Pick up a trail just across the stream. Hike down stream just a bit to pick up each of these areas. The first one you come to is the Anti-Phil Wall.
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Purple and Green 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
S.C.U.M. Mainfesto 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Philanthropy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Quasimodo 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Land Phil 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Easy Skankin' 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Sing It In Russian 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Philology 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Movement of Fear 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
I Am Not A Philistine 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Bong 30 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Poetic Justice 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Philibuster 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Phil of All Evil 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
The Anti-Phil 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch
Eurotrash 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch
Euro Justice 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Movement of Fear 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
This is a long and stellar pitch with two distinct 5.12 cruxes separated by scads of awesome, varied climbing on the unique pocketed limestone of the anti-Phil wall. It climbs through some of the best stone on the wall in a great position. It was bolted, cleaned and sent in a proud one-day effort by Kurt Smith.This is one route left of Easy Skankin' and shares the same first bolt. It is the second route from the left on the anti-Phil proper and climbs up a tan face through a big roo...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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