BT vs. Black Rock

My buddy BT navigates a perfect line over Black Rock Rapid (III+ to IV) during our recent Salt River trip. Moments later, I went with a less-than-perfect line: over Black Rock, sans boat. Classic.



    1. That would be a gnarly rock followed by an even gnarlier hole followed by another rock. This rapid kicked my ass. I totally blew the set-up. You have to start way river left to avoid a rock outcropping river right, and quickly work your way river right (as demonstrated by BT) to avoid that gaping, violent gap to the left. I thought I started far enough left, got swept into the rock outcropping, flipped, and rode this bad boy out on my backside. Yeehaw! “How not to run Black Rock,” by Eric Murtaugh.

  1. Beautiful, and sounds like fun. The river washed your hands after scratching your dog’s butt too right? Just messing with you Eric. I’ll leave you alone about the dog…

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