Colorado River - Gore Canyon


Rapid Details

Name Applesauce
Class IV+

Alternatively and more aptly called Fisherman's Nightmare, this is the first major drop of the run.  Although the rapid drops significant gradient over its short length and lines are often sloppy, the move is not difficult and terminates in a giant pool.  The main danger is the cluster of pin rocks in the center and left side of the drop.  The normal line is down the main tongue with a little bit of a right angle to cross a small curler in order to thread the needle between the boulder at the bottom on river right and the pin rocks in the center.  

Recommended Flows Minimum:
Length Feet
Elevation Feet
Coordinates Lat - 40.034689
Long - -106.442422


10-05-2008 - 1170 cfs

Photo By: Texas Ken

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