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Routes in Anti-Phil Wall

Anti-Phil, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Atlas S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue and Black S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bong 30 S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Dancing Pickle, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Def Jam S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Don't Call Me Phil S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Easy Skankin' S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Euro Justice S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Eurotrash S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Fullphilment S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Girly, not Burly S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Great Cornholio, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
I Am Not A Philistine S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Incisor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Just Another 5.14 (aka "Courtesy Spit") S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kill Phil S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Land Phil S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Movement of Fear S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Night Vision S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Phil It S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Phil of All Evil S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Phil-attio (The Stumblebum) S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Philanthropy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Philch S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Philibuster S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Philistine S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Philology S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Philosophy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Philthy S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Poetic Justice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Purple and Green S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Quasimodo S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ride The Snake S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
S.C.U.M. Mainfesto S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Serpentine S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sing It In Russian S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport
FA: Phillip Benningfield, Pete Zoller
Page Views: 4,285 total, 22/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 10, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route represents the first foray onto the wall and is also the route for which the wall is named -- Phillip Benningfield broke his wrist after a 1/4" bolt pulled on him during a ground-up bolting excursion in 1991.

This route has passed through many different evolutionary phases. It originally ended about 20 meters up at a flat jug and clocked in around 13a/b. A couple of years later the anchors were moved to the top of the wall, adding another crux and some of the best climbing on the route -- exposed, slopey moves on brilliant, tan stone.

The opening sequence, a slippery V5/6 boulder problem getting over the small roof, has long suffered from the addition of a drilled edge out left. The edge was filled in with glue, dug out, smeared with vaseline, cleaned up, etc. The edge is still there -- if you choose to use it the route is 13b. If you ignore it and climb the perfectly viable sequence out right, the route is 13b/c.

The choice is yours.

This route is the centerpiece of the wall and climbs the inviting black streak which runs all the way to the top of the cliff. With multiple cruxes and plenty of sustained climbing in between, this endurance fest on stonker rock gets my vote as one of Colorado's best.

Protection

Many, many quickdraws and a 60 meter rope.

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danieljordan
Portland, OR
  5.13b
danieljordan   Portland, OR
  5.13b
Nails hard. May 30, 2017
Blake Cash
Chattanooga, TN
  5.13b
Blake Cash   Chattanooga, TN
  5.13b
Brilliant route. One of my favorite routes in the canyon, no kneebarring, funk or intense beta needed...just straight rock climbing.

Harder than a few of the c's in the canyon, for sure. May 22, 2010
Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
 
I agree...this is a great route. Since this was my first "hard" route at Rifle, I'm afraid it will all be downhill from here. I used the natural sequence over the roof which I think is much more fun...the moves are intersting (not just dynos) and the holds have really good texture (must not be too popular).

Be ready to log some serious air time at the top!

Any truth to the rumor that you can sit down on the ledge half way up? May 31, 2005