Rockwood good at 350? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 11-08-2005   #1
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Rockwood good at 350?

im wondering if rockwood is still good to go at this flow? it is too low? i know that there is some constriction in there but wonderin if there are any big sieves to look out for or other hazards. is this enough water if you are jonesing?

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Old 11-09-2005   #3
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Yes, I ran it at ~100cfs in 2002. This summer/fall I ran it well under 500cfs but I do not remember the exact level.

Guardian is easy
Red Rocks has a fun boof (little air)
Manditory Thrasher lands on a funky rock but no big deal

I would think about wearing elbow pads, I bashed my elbow on some unnamed rapid last time I ran it. Lots of pin potential so I would give it a IV below 500cfs.

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Old 11-10-2005   #4
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yes, and its fun. there are some super good boofs. turns kinda creeky at low water. i'm pretty shure i was in there at around 350cfs really early last spring(pretty shure purg was still open). there is a sweet slot move in (i think) manditory, you go river right to left. went in there several times an low low water and had a blast. the water was super clear with a kinda green tint. the low water makes it not so full on so you can really enjoy the vertical walls of the box, kinda holds a special place in my heart.

i'd say go, if for nothing else to have something to do.
if you do i bet you will have fun and want to go again an other day.
the hike is always a b&*ch but worth it IMHO.

go get some,
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