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Vortex aka Fat Slags 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Pegg
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Sep 17, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Natalie halfway through.


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.



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By Jeremy H
Sep 17, 2007

This is a Dave Pegg route called Fat Slags (5.9).

By C Miller
Sep 17, 2007

The FA information is listed here www.splitterchoss.com

This link is also on the Rifle Mountain Park page near the bottom.

By Dave C
From: Homeless, CO
Sep 26, 2009

The bolts are not looking too healthy, but the anchors are new.

By davedad
From: Carbondale, CO
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.