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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Steve Sangdahl, solo, circa 1981
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Submitted By: Tradiban on Jun 11, 2010

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Chris McElroy leading Mr. Canoehead with preplaced...


On the river side of the "Mr Canoehead" spire is the route Mr. Canoehead.


Riverside of "Mr Canoehead" or "303 Spire".



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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike in the middle
Mike in the middle
Rock Climbing Photo: Kaytie Nagle following Mr. Canoehead
Kaytie Nagle following Mr. Canoehead
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr Canoehead
BETA PHOTO: Mr Canoehead
Rock Climbing Photo: Kaytie Nagle belaying Mr. Canoehead
Kaytie Nagle belaying Mr. Canoehead
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr Canoehead.
BETA PHOTO: Mr Canoehead.

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By GenericEric
From: 53913
Jun 15, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I lead this climb and i'm still not sure why. It was the end of the day, my partner was growing tired, so i said, lets give this a quick go and then get out of here. It seemed very easy for a 5.7. And by the time you feel like your actually off the ground, your at the top. Additionally, the rap down was a bit sketch (no obvious walk off/easy down climb that i saw). I rapped off a large pine tree about 10 feet left of the top out and ran the rope over a ledge to be able to retrieve the one cam and nut i placed. In my opinion, necedah offers some really cool classic routes, stick to those.
By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Oct 11, 2015

Just added two anchors to the top of this climb today. I believe (although short) that this is an excellent lead for the budding tradster.
By Mike Robinson
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 14, 2015

Awesome anchor addition Jon. I agree with your sentiment on a good but short lead. I never liked figuring out how to get off it though!
By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Nov 30, 2015

FA Steve Sangdahl , solo circa 1981
By Doorbluff
From: Stevens Point, WI
May 7, 2017

This route is really fun and moderate. My first trad lead! Plenty of options for gear as well. I used a #2 C4, a couple of stoppers, a blue .3 x4 for the flaring crack towards the top and lastly a red torque nut right before the last moves to the anchor. Great climb and thanks to Jon for the anchors.

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