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Anti-Phil Wall

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Anti-Phil, The S 
Bong 30 S 
Dancing Pickle, The S 
Def Jam S 
Don't Call Me Phil S 
Easy Skankin' S 
Euro Justice S 
Eurotrash S 
Fullphilment S 
Girly, not Burly S 
Great Cornholio, The S 
I Am Not A Philistine S 
Incisor S 
Just Another 5.14 (aka "Courtesy Spit") S 
Kill Phil S 
Land Phil S 
Movement of Fear S 
Night Vision S 
Phil It S 
Phil of All Evil S 
Phil-attio (The Stumblebum) S 
Philanthropy S 
Philch S 
Philibuster S 
Philistine S 
Philology S 
Philosophy S 
Philthy S 
Poetic Justice S 
Purple and Green S 
Quasimodo S 
Ride The Snake S 
S.C.U.M. Mainfesto S 
Serpentine S 
Sing It In Russian S 

Anti-Phil Wall  


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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 1969
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Description 

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).

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',10],['5.12',18],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anti-Phil Wall:
Purple and Green   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
S.C.U.M. Mainfesto   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fullphilment   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Quasimodo   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Philanthropy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Land Phil   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Incisor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sing It In Russian   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Movement of Fear   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Philology   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Philibuster   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Poetic Justice   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Bong 30   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Phil of All Evil   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Eurotrash   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Anti-Phil   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch   
Euro Justice   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Anti-Phil Wall
The kneebar in the middle of the route is good enough to do this kind of self-portrait wankery. (I was hanging out and realized I still had my disposable camera in a cargo pocket.) It may not look like it in this photo, but this route is an incredibly fun journey on beautiful stone.

Easy Skankin' 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
How about six stars on a three star scale? Smack dab in the middle of the Anti-Phil is a pounded out bit of turf with a dozen killer lines firing straight off the turf. Easy Skankin' is in the left side of this cluster. Scramble up a bit to the first clip and follow a complex face to a grey/blue head wall. The route never gets very steep, although it feels as though it were a bit past vertical most of the way (the rope can't lie however, and the net gain in angle is pretty small). Pick up some ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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