Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Sal Mamusia, Richard Harrison, Paul Van Betten, Nick Nordblom; April 1983
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Shared By: Chad Umbel on Jan 12, 2005
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


This climb starts just to the left of Ragged Edges on the obvious finger crack. Then angle up and left past a few bolts up varnished slippery face to the top. You can also traverse right to the Ragged Edges Anchor (5.10-). The finger crack is nice with good locks and gear.


single set of cams to 1" and a few nuts


Nice finger crack. We top roped it back in 1980, from "Ragged Edges". I haven't done the upper face. Sep 23, 2006
J. Thompson
denver, co
J. Thompson   denver, co
The finger crack is very good....the rest of the route isn't IMHO. Nov 11, 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
We top-roped pitch one today from the Ragged Edges chains; perfect hand and finger crack with extremely fun and varied moves. The crux is at the top right before the chains and is tough (slick!!!) for sure! Pitch two looks like it could be interesting (See: Slick and crazy). Apr 9, 2007
Fort Collins, CO
climber73   Fort Collins, CO
The first pitch is definitely 5.9. The move to the chains has slick feet, but if you get your weight over them they're OK. Definitely creepy, but OK. Didn't do the 2nd pitch. Looks pretty darn bold. Nov 6, 2007
Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien   Nevada
my first crack lead! (climbs more like a sport route w/ a crack that takes gear whenever you want it) i think it's an awesome first pitch! i'd love to honor it by leading the 2nd pitch as well some day. I think first pitch goes at 10a. Apr 22, 2009
Darren in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Darren in Vegas   Las Vegas, NV
From what I understand, this route doesn't really have a first pitch. You can stop at the anchors that are at the 30' mark, but to claim this one or Ragged Edges, you've got to top out. Oct 15, 2009
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
Stopping at the "first pitch" is so not LVABS! Oct 15, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
yeah, well, Mr. Snipes threw down yesterday for the send- nice one Darren! I managed to follow it without falling, but I'm not sure I have the cajones to lead it. Oct 15, 2009
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
This was one of my first climbs at Red Rocks. Harrison the younger led it very confidently and so I thought if a teenage girl can do it. . . I guess boldness runs in genes.

Shortly after this I did black magic panties (even more sketchified) and gained a new appreciation for vegas climbers. Oct 16, 2009
Great little finger crack. Mar 31, 2011
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
I propose a new route on MP should be listed for those who only do the "1st pitch" of Plan F as it is a different route. Though I haven't done Plan F, I think the 9+ finger crack to the anchors of Ragged Edges is a stupendous route and rightfully deserves a listing of its own. Jan 31, 2012
Burton Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burton Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Totally agree Andy. It's was one of my favorite on-sights of the week I just spent in RR. A friend attempted the entire pitch and was thwarted (I am thinking the same for alot of folks) by it's upper half boldness. Apr 9, 2012
Michael Kimm
Denver, CO
Michael Kimm   Denver, CO
Looked at the line for several seasons. Even started up it with the intent of doing the whole thing, only to feel lousy and bail into Ragged Edges. Not last weekend though: got on it, sent, and loved it. By the by, if you never go over there to the first bolt, you'll never know why it's called 'Plan F'... Feb 8, 2013
BigMoveMike Jacques
BigMoveMike Jacques   prescott
Getting to the chains at the top of the first pitch of Ragged Edges is 5.9- and not really part of the rout. Climb the finger crack to the left side of the sloping ledge, head up and the crux comes around the only bolt on the rout. the rout finishes in one long pitch that ends at the top of the formation. I remember the climbing above the crux to be a bit runout but trivial and quit secure. Jun 22, 2014
Jon Clark
Philadelphia, PA
Jon Clark   Philadelphia, PA
I remember there being two bolts through the crux section. Sep 22, 2014
Simon W
Nowhere Land
Simon W   Nowhere Land
There are two bolts through the crux, and two are needed to make it not scary. Bolts are right where you need them, very safe. Bolts are new and beefy.. Try hard with confidence.

Plan F is a fitting name! Jun 21, 2015
The two bolt crux felt very hard and technical to me, but a little more height/reach might help (especially at the second bolt). Oct 31, 2018