Anti-Phil Wall Rock Climbing
Enjoying the immaculate, water-sculpted limestone ...
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).
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.
Weather station 14.0 miles from here
36 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Anti-Phil Wall
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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'
Philanthropy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Quasimodo 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Incisor 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Philology 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Bong 30 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Eurotrash 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Anti-Phil Wall
Poetic Justice 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Colorado
: 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 Colorado
By grog m aka Greg McKee
Jan 6, 2016
Can anyone provide a little history, why is it called the Anti-Phil Wall?