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Routes in Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes)

Do The Mashed Potato aka Acquitted S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hot Potato S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Merry Maids S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Small Fry S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spuds in Space S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vortex aka Fat Slags S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Dave Pegg
Page Views: 1,703 total · 13/month
Shared By: Aeon Aki on Sep 17, 2007
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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.




Jeremy H  
This is a Dave Pegg route called Fat Slags (5.9). Sep 17, 2007
C Miller   CA  
The FA information is listed here

This link is also on the Rifle Mountain Park page near the bottom. Sep 17, 2007
Dave C
Homeless, CO
Dave C   Homeless, CO
The bolts are not looking too healthy, but the anchors are new. Sep 26, 2009
Carbondale, CO
davedad   Carbondale, CO
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. Sep 1, 2013
Hansen Wendlandt
Hansen Wendlandt  
The start is pretty saucy for shorter folks. Oct 1, 2018

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