Vortex aka Fat Slags
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Left of Merry Maids is a line of bolts that follows the featured, gray face to anchors below the Merry Maids anchors. This route has some interesting and enjoyable moves, and is a worthwhile route to get on if you are in the area.
If both routes are unoccupied, it is possible to continue to the Merry Maids anchors, however these two routes interfere with one another as lowering from Merry Maids brings you down right on top of this route.
This route is being called Vortex in the new Rifle Mountain Park guide.
|Comments on Vortex aka Fat Slags
|By Jeremy H|
Sep 17, 2007
This is a Dave Pegg route called Fat Slags (5.9).
|By Dave C|
From: Homeless, CO
Sep 26, 2009
The bolts are not looking too healthy, but the anchors are new.
Sep 1, 2013
We climbed this today for the first time in several years. A big piece of rock has come out between the first and second bolts. While leading, my son found 2 fist-sized loose rocks just right of this spot. The route still climbs well, but wear a helmet.