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Lower Keeney Rapid, Lower New River Gorge

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RAPID NAME: Lower Keeney

RAPID RATING: Class IV+

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

The most daunting feature of this class V rapid is a jumble of sieved out rocks known as “the meat grinder” which the current leads to. The line is down the left through a wave at the top which wants to push you to a stiff reactionary wave off the river left bank. Punch this wave and continue downstream Through the massive waves to the bottom. Take care not to get pushed onto a slanted undercut rock on the left bank known as “wash up rock”. Farther downstream lies a rock known as “lollygag” which forms a raft munching wave at high water.