Double Dilemma Rapid

whitewater rafting through Double Dilemma Rapid on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia

This technical rapid has the potential to cause you some big difficulties if you're not careful. For rafters, the widest entrance is left of center and requires a well timed move to the right between two boulders. If you screw up the entrance, beware of the nasty pinning rock downstream on the left.

Some folks like to enter this one on the right and drop through a slot over a chunky ledge. Be careful over there however. A hidden sieve on the right side of the channel was the site of a recent kayaking fatality.

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Double Dilemma Rapid at 2800 cfs