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.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Philanthropy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
Quasimodo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Atlas
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 28
Sing It In Russian
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 118
Easy Skankin'
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Incisor
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
Movement of Fear
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 52
I Am Not A Philistine
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Philology
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 28
Poetic Justice
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 27
Philibuster
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 14
Phil of All Evil
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 23
The Anti-Phil
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 19
Eurotrash
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Euro Justice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Philanthropy
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Quasimodo
 41
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Atlas
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sing It In Russian
 28
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Easy Skankin'
 118
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Incisor
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Movement of Fear
 31
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
I Am Not A Philistine
 52
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Philology
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Poetic Justice
 28
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Philibuster
 27
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Phil of All Evil
 14
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Anti-Phil
 23
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Eurotrash
 19
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Euro Justice
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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grog m  
Can anyone provide a little history, why is it called the Anti-Phil Wall? Jan 6, 2016