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Old 02-26-2009   #61
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run the far left slot at landslide and it goes well.
Is there still wood in the cascade slot?

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Old 02-26-2009   #62
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Upper death and Paralyzer are the two scariest rapids I have done in Colorado. If I had to narrow it down, Paralyzer. But the scariest overall run has to be Bakers/Pandoras box at high water. The whole thing from the climb down into the canyon to the scoutless drops. That was an intense run (thanks Luke).


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Old 02-27-2009   #63
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How about Meatgrinder on the Crystal at high water?
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Old 02-27-2009   #64
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I've gotta agree with Cutch. I don't see the whole lake creek thing. The highest I've given her is 400 or so and at that level it doesn't even compare to most of the drops in these posts. 400 give or take is far and away the most commonly run level in there.

So my argument is that if you take any of these runs (Crystal gorge, vallecito, pandoras, etc) and throw 4-5x the normally run water levels in them, they become generally regarded as un-runnable. Hence, I just don't see lake standing up to these other runs. That being said, huge props to anyone who's run that monster in the 2000 range - loose!

Also, I forgot the Guadeloupe. Without a doubt one of the sickest drops here. That footage is un-real.
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Old 02-27-2009   #65
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Hey, Count and Hobie added Upper Death into his list. Why is Upper Death considered so hard? The pictures I've seen make it seem challenging but nothing super exceptional.
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Old 02-27-2009   #66
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Upper death, paralyzer, there are a lot. this one was scary. here is jake stomping the piss out of it.
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Old 02-27-2009   #67
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......scary, hard, isolated......

....well, we all know i LOVE that whitewater in MONTROSE....right? right!, i've not run many of the drops listed on this topic so my choice doesn't mean much but.......there's one in there, that am so happy to look at and get passed, the whole time "secretly" hoping the heavies wouldn't step up and run "it"....not DAYWRECKER, not BALL CRUSHER, not NEW GENERATION(good photo p.531 NEW TESTIMENT)......not THE GREAT FALLS of the GUNNISON(last big portage to the SMOKERS LOUNGE)'s in the first "hot zone"....just below LOWER INTESTINE......uh huh, you'll guess it.....xkayaker13?......meng?......larsen?....seld omseen?....ball(c.finney)?.....lotsahoteltime?.... .FORCE?......durango cronnies?....buzzards in general?.....moderators?....venneta?.......oh yea, it has a class3 lead-in(that hits the richter scale @ SOLID class3++) to a MUST MAKE EDDY above "it", that still makes me feel funny(not haha funny).....jake montana?......sicnick?...kymeat?.......bryan owens(greenRiverJrRanger420N.C.)?.....and i should say, that the 3ft wide exit slot at the bottom delivers you PROMPTLY, on a head-on course for the 1st of multiple sieve systems in PRINCIPAL'S
OFFICE.....scared yet?....i am.....a boof-in leads you to a DOOM POT, backed up by the FISHING HOLE(nicknamed after all the "fisherman" lined up to fish CONNOR FINNEY "out" if need be)......there's a photo in the best guide book out there...Stafford/McCutchen on p.530....this photo captures nothing but the color of the water,kayak and helmet!!... it does nothing for the gradient horrors that surround i've seen ALL the heavies walk it.....
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Old 02-27-2009   #68
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Rrrright, nothing too scary, hard or exceptional about that.....

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Old 02-27-2009   #69
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That does look mean. Most of the pictures on the AW site must be low water pictures. They don't look too fierce.
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flowtorch. how many people have run it at that flow?

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