Need Beta on Clear Creek (Kermits to Black Rock) - Mountain Buzz
 

Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Kayaking


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-08-2005   #1
 
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 511
Need Beta on Clear Creek (Kermits to Black Rock)

I am looking to run Kermits to Black Rock tonight, and I am looking for any beta that might help us out.

This is the only section that I have not run yet so I am excited to check it out. I have heard that there are a couple class 4's on there but I don't know where or what there characterics are?

Any info would be greatly appreciated..


Thanks
Danny

stinginrivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2005   #2
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
If you are a comfortable IV boater this section is mostly read and run. There is a rapid called "scissors" (I think) that is right before the first tunnel as you are heading away from Kermit's. It's got a bit of an "S" move to it to avoid some rock/hole features. You can scout it easily if you park your car on the left side of the road as your headed away from Kermit's right before the first tunnel. There is a pull off and trail to it. I also remember there being a decent sized hole after the river comes back towards the highway when the tunnel ends. Again you could scout this easily if you pull into the turnout on the left right after you exit that first tunnel. Walk back upstream about 100 yards. I remember everything else to be pretty straightforward read and run. Have fun.
Binge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2005   #3
 
El Flaco's Avatar
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1984
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,889
I thought that upper rapid was called "Cheesegrater".
El Flaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2005   #4
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16
Or "Gabage Shredder"
Jamie D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2005   #5
 
student
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 88
There are 4 distinct rapids I recommend you scout if you have never ran them because a wrong line might send you into rocks. There are a couple of boofs you do not want to miss. The first one is on double knife rapid. It is after the "S" move as explained above, and after the river goes under the road. You will see an obvious drop, and it is easy to get out and scout this rapid. The next boof is the last rapid...It snuck up on last time and so we paddled quick and hard to boof with no problem....I guess you can piton your boat if you do not land flat. Other than that, read and run.
howlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2005   #6
 
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 511
That sounds easy enough, thanks alot for the information.....
stinginrivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2005   #7
 
riojedi's Avatar
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1985
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 191
Upsteam of tunnel 6 is Double Knife, worth a look as you'll want to see the drop, if you don't scout drop in to the right of the black thumb rock, the ledge has a little slot here, just watch your angle it's horseshoe shaped. There is another drop just upsteam (Ejector) that has flipped its' share of rafts. It stays fun until you get back to the highway after tunnel 6. You'll go through Hell's Corner, Deep Hell, Deep Hole and down stream of tunnel 6 is the Terminator hole (shouldn't be to bad at this level). You'll go under a bridge at tunnel 5 and shortly after is Horendous Left Turn (III), when the road starts to come back into view you'll see a shot up rusty car on river right, just beyond that is Corkscrew, the last significant drop, it's a blind enterance, you'll want the middle slot or scout on the right. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Upper and Lower Beaver right after the put-in at Kermits, you may want to take a look, lower is a pile of rocks, upper is just fun. I'd join you but the lawn needs work and the mother-in-law is in town. Give me a call if you want to play Thurs- Sat evening or Sun-Mon all day.
Jed
riojedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2005   #8
 
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 511
Thanks jed,

I might be taking a buddy with me on saturday to run black rock, probably later in the afternoon or early evening. If you want to come that would be great I can probably grab a paddler or two for you if needed. I'll call you later.

Danny
stinginrivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clear Creek Canyon closed today - car under a rock Ture Whitewater Kayaking 5 07-09-2006 12:13 PM
Clear Creek Near Lawson Beta DanOrion Whitewater Kayaking 11 06-08-2006 09:21 AM
Clear Creek--Mount Evans to Kermits Weds 5:30 pm? allgood27 Whitewater Kayaking 3 06-06-2006 08:50 AM
Lost Werner Paddle on Black Rock Section of Clear Creek Digger Lost & Found 0 05-23-2006 10:39 AM
Beta on Clear Creek: Idaho Spring to Kermits bubblehouse Whitewater Kayaking 7 06-19-2005 09:25 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.