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First Warm Up Rapid A.K.A. Scramble Like A Rat

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RAPID NAME: First Warm Up Scramble Like A Rat

RAPID RATING: Class III

RIVER SECTION: Lower New River Gorge - Cunard To Fayette Station

A quarter mile downstream you will find the first of a series of four class III rapids referred to as the “warm-ups”. The first of these is created by a large boulder left of center. When this rock is underwater it is referred to as the “stripper’s hole” as a nod to a guide who took a swim here and returned to his raft unharmed, but sans trousers. At lower flows the line is to the right of this rock avoiding shallow rocks and large boulders at the bottom right.