I think slaughterhouse is a bit more technical than the poudre. i used to guide on the poudre, most trips from stevens down, and i found it pretty easy, but enjoyable. last week i was on slaughterhouse at about 700 hundred and i was trying to picture how i could get a 14' raft down it, mainly because of the many rocks. a cat would be helpful seeing that you could float over some of the rocks. if your good at using eddy lines, and like continuous water, give slaughter a try. also most companies that i have seen that raft slaughter use 10' pool toys.