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Old 06-27-2015   #1
 
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First Class 5

Hi everyone I got into kayaking a few years ago and now I am ready to try out a class 5 run. I am confident on class 4 and was wondering what a good first or more forgining run would be?

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Old 06-27-2015   #2
 
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I will be road tripping through oregon norcal and colorado/utah/arizona this summer

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Here in colorado we have some great class V.

I would look at Gore canyon for a nice river style class IV/V and a solid class V over 1600cfs. big water, big holes.

Bailey, N.F South platte for a nice creek run class IV/V and solid class IV+ V over 400 cfs

There are also other options, it will depend on when you are here in the state. Right now there are are a bunch of choices though, things have peaked and are on the way down.

what have you been eyeing here in CO?
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Theres a bunch. big south , ten mile creek, clear creek , just depends on where your at in Colorado
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Here in colorado we have some great class V.

I would look at Gore canyon for a nice river style class IV/V and a solid class V over 1600cfs. big water, big holes.

Bailey, N.F South platte for a nice creek run class IV/V and solid class IV+ V over 400 cfs

There are also other options, it will depend on when you are here in the state. Right now there are are a bunch of choices though, things have peaked and are on the way down.

what have you been eyeing here in CO?
I've been looking at gore canyon but Ive head that its a pushy
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That is kind of the name of the game when you make the move up. GC is a great introduction to Class V just take your time, scout and go with a good crew.

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Thanks Jb1rd
GC would be a dream trip if the wait list wern't so long my buds and I may buy out a commercial trip next year though

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gtfowen- I think you're confused. In this context GC = Gore Canyon, I think you thought it meant Grand Canyon?

My personal opinion would be that you should start stepping up on your local runs, rather than going on a road trip with the intention of running a bunch of class V with people and on runs you don't know well. At least run some class IV first in each place you're visiting so you can can a feel for the character of the rivers in that area... OR V =/= CO V =/= CA V in my experience
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I mainly run the american river and a little kern, I thought about rainie falls on the rogue becaue it looks pretty clean.

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