Elevation: 7,200 ft
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Anti-Phil Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 99
Purple and Green
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Fullphilment
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 57
Quasimodo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Philanthropy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Atlas
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 183
Easy Skankin'
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Sing It In Russian
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 51
Movement of Fear
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 79
I Am Not A Philistine
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Philology
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 40
Poetic Justice
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 33
Philibuster
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 22
Phil of All Evil
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 26
The Anti-Phil
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 25
Eurotrash
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Purple and Green
 99
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fullphilment
 38
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Quasimodo
 57
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Philanthropy
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Atlas
 58
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Easy Skankin'
 183
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sing It In Russian
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Movement of Fear
 51
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
I Am Not A Philistine
 79
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Philology
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Poetic Justice
 40
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Philibuster
 33
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Phil of All Evil
 22
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Anti-Phil
 26
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Eurotrash
 25
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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