I have never run this section before and my 13 year old wants to run it in a 14' cat. He is pretty good on the oars especially following me or after we scout. He has not done any big water yet. If we were doing Hells Canyon I would feel good about him doing it as I am familiar with that section.
One book I am looking at states it a Class 3 river at 20,000CFS on the Whitebird gauge. Which is close to where it is at currently.
I have added the MF and Shoup gauge and it look like 11,000CFS which a book ranks it at moderate.
It also looks like it is raining over there. Is the river going to rise much? Right now I am leaning on letting him run it. But I am also trying to get as much info as possible before I make a decision.