I still cannot understand why some of you people do not want to eliminate a proven multi-killer sieve which adds no interesting features to a rapid other than the fact that it kills people.
this discussion reminds me of a great parable:
"Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look bitch, you knew I was a snake." - Native American proverb from Natural Born Killers
this discussion also kind of reminds me of the discussion that took place after a sea world trainer was killed by a killer whale. this was the third person to die because of this particular killer whale. one of the main solutions for this 'problem', was to kill the killer whale for killing the trainer. how fucking perverse is that? we want to pretend that we can control and subdue nature and then get all huffy-puffy when we can't. this crybaby tactic is simply a way to transfer the blame onto someone or something else which then allows us to evade personal responsibility. how about letting the killer whale go back to where it belongs and quite being shocked - shocked! - that a killer whale killed another person. the killer whale trainer was the dumbass who believed they could subdue and play with a killer whale - the killer whale is just a killer whale. lemme get to my point before i digress...
for me, the same as above applies to frog rock. it is just a ROCK - a part of nature. it becomes dangerous if we (river enthusiasts) choose to run this rapid. if you don't like this rapid for your personal enjoyment then don't run it. i learned how to paddle in west virginia and keep thinking that if this 'blow it up' mentality were to be applied to these rivers then they'd have to blow up soooooooo many rapids to make it 'safe' for our personal enjoyment.
and if you want to change this rapid, then go right ahead, i won't lose sleep either way it goes - because it won't be the first or last time humans alter parts of nature for their own selfish means. but, please, quit being arm chair quarterbacks and start doing what it takes to get it done. (start by asking the playpark designers as to what it entails to alter a river bed. then look for funds... etc)