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Plan F 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Sal Mamusia, Richard Harrison, Paul Van Betten, Nick Nordblom; April 1983
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Submitted By: chad umbel on Jan 13, 2005

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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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bunny leading Plan F
Bunny leading Plan F
Rock Climbing Photo: cleaning the route.
cleaning the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Guy S. leading Plan F
Guy S. leading Plan F
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared just starting the crux section; this is slic...
Jared just starting the crux section; this is slic...
Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect Hand Jams and fun moves half way up!
Perfect Hand Jams and fun moves half way up!
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared starting up Plan F; this finger crack is as ...
Jared starting up Plan F; this finger crack is as ...

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By Blitzo
Sep 23, 2006

Nice finger crack. We top roped it back in 1980, from "Ragged Edges". I haven't done the upper face.
By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
Nov 11, 2006

The finger crack is very good....the rest of the route isn't IMHO.
By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 9, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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).
By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Nov 6, 2007

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.
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Apr 22, 2009

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.
By Darren in Vegas
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 15, 2009

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.
By Karsten Duncan
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 15, 2009

Stopping at the "first pitch" is so not LVABS!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 15, 2009

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.
By Karsten Duncan
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 16, 2009

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.
By Jeremy Taylor (JT)
From: NV
Mar 31, 2011

Great little finger crack.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jan 31, 2012

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.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Apr 9, 2012

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.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 8, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

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'...
By BigMoveMike
From: prescott
Jun 22, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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.
By Jon Clark
From: Philadelphia, PA
Sep 22, 2014

I remember there being two bolts through the crux section.
By Simon W
From: Nowhere Land
Jun 21, 2015

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!

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