Phil-attio (The Stumblebum)
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Whoa, lo and behold, a new route in Rifle Mountain Park!
Though I've given this route 2-stars, in reality, in its current crispy/new state, it probably only merits a star. Give it a year, however, and some travel, and people will really dig it!
This route is sandwiched between Bong 30 and Girly, Not Burly, the semi-hidden routes on the nice blue/white buttress almost directly across canyon from The Eighth Day. Approach either by parking at the Project Wall and wading the creek, or walking back up canyon from the Anti-Phil proper.
Shiny new hangers mark the line, which begins with a hand/fist crack to a ledge. Step right and weave your way around, and over bulges, snagging the occasional jug. A high crux pulling into and getting out of the overhanging, black groove sets you up for some spicy 5.10 to the anchors.
With traffic, this route might come down a grade or so, as more holds are cleaned off. Right now, be aware of licheny foot panels and crispy crozzlers -- but, fortunately, no huge death blocks!
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