Chicken Ender Rapid

whitewater rafting through Chicken Ender Rapid on the Gauley River in West Virginia

From the left entrance of this rapid, the water will wash up against large flat boulder on the left and flow through a channel between the rock and a ledge hole on the right.

The rapid is navigable from the right side of the river as well, although it will require some creative maneuvering to avoid a pinned raft. This right hand line is called the Pencil Sharpener and is more like a Class IV as there are some undercut rocks just downstream of the crux move.

Chicken Ender Rapid at 2800 cfs