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YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Derek Krol
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Sep 2, 2008

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Another nice addition by Derek, Philology follows a blue streak to a steep, blocky corner. Unfortunately, the fourth bolt is poorly placed in an effort to force people to do a hard section rather than stepping right to the easy 5.7 ramp. Even more unfortunate is that it doesn't work, because you end up at the same place either way. For this, the route loses classic status.

Make a hard move to gain the ledge, and then decide if you want to do go left (V4) or right (the 5.7 ramp) to get past the fourth bolt. Just before the angle steepens, make some cool crimp moves and then prepare for blocky madness. Stem, and trick your way up the obtuse corner until you reach a good rest, then engage the final crux below the chains.

Be sure to savor the awesome pinches and fins that are found on this route. This is Rifle, almost at its finest.


15 feet to the right of Phil It. There is a log bench at the start of this route.


Bolts and a two bolt anchor with chains and fixed carabiners.

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