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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 Rock Climbing 


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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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',11],['5.12',17],['5.13',7],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Anti-Phil Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Anti-Phil Wall:
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'   
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sing It In Russian   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Incisor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Movement of Fear   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Philology   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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'   
Philibuster   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 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'   
Eurotrash   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Simon Longacre on Poetic Justice, 5.13a.  James Lu...

Poetic Justice 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Is it 12d? Is it 13a? This is yet another Rifle slash-rated route that has spawned endless campfire grade bickering. Due to severe boot polish it's probably become 13a over the last couple of years.This fine route climbs the deceptively hard groove/dihedral feature out right of the Anti-Phil. It originally ended at the top of the corner below an imposing bulge, but Kurt quickly moved the anchors up once he realized the quality of the climbing to be had through the bulge. There are some huge perc...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By grog m
Jan 6, 2016
Can anyone provide a little history, why is it called the Anti-Phil Wall?

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