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Account The rapid above the big diagonal slide looks pretty suicidal, though I heard someone has run it. This is looking into the gorge that contains cathedral and homies slot. It is about .65 miles long and super intense with undercuts and sieves everywhere you look up into this drop when crossing the river to access spence ridge trail The entrance is pretty crazy looking with tight lines on the left wall. This looks to be the heart of the Linville Gorge. There are spots like this absolutely everywhere This is it! This is the most rugged, deep, beautiful and longest wilderness run in the East. Accept no substitutes. This is the pool right below homies slot, one of the more intimidating rapids on the river. This drop has alot of power and a sticky hydraulic. Very little water actually exits the boxed in room here, so you gotta keep it together in there. This is after a recent change to the entrance. Notice the crappy situation that has developed due to the removal of a rock that used to pad out the top of the slab rock. Look at the one below for comparison The water level stated applies to all the following pictures listed below, untill the last one, which is labeled as such in the description box. The level was noted at the end of the day when the water got to the gauge, not the gauge reading during the run further upstream. Best putin anywhere The drop in the picture is a sweet ledge with a sticky pocket against the river right wall. I say Bob Ross gorge b/c this must run class 5 puts you right into this walled in and calm gorge with overhanging walls and a perfectly framed view of Table Rock. All you can see of the river is the horizon line of Dr. Shoosh below. This is the zen spot on Linville. This one is the best of many zen spots. One of the better boofs on the river You can't see the really bad undercuts here You can see the scary Arch rapid in the background. This is the scary stretch of Linville. Its a state of mind. Hawksbill is seen in the background. Table Rock is visible in the background. This is the last of the set of pictures from the level of 2.05 feet in September 2006. The first was labeled "Getting in at Cave" picture taken below Wheelie What a sight for a putin! The left line is a patience move. Drive the wall late and low. Shortoff Mountain is on the left. This is immediately above Linville Falls and is posted with no swimming or entering the water signage. With decent water it can be run, but otherwise its not a bad idea to slide in below. Drive on the right, then stomp. The lower end of this picture is where the horrible pocket is located. Run this ledge far right and take a stroke when you land. This is the launch that is more vertical and has a rock in the landing area. The line is down river right usually. No gettin around this one! Great boof. The hairiest normally run rapid on the run. What you see is what you get. Almost always portaged. Its that good. He just has finished Arch Nemesis, which is right behind him as he enters double undercut. Its important to realize that none of the sickness is visible in this shot. Don't land the first one on your head like Adam did. It got worse after the floods, but with decent water is not that big of a deal. Just stay on the left side of the right channel. Headed down the hallway. The bottom of Cyclops can be seen at the top of the pool in the foreground. Ahh yes. Cave Falls is the highlight, and leads into the prettiest stretch. Great rapid. The pictured line is the more vertical one. There is another center slide and the portage far left. Down the left, one of the best. This drops the fortunate paddler into the Bob Ross Gorge. The big horizon line is Dr. Shoosh. What a feeling. Good clean fun. This one is pretty frenetic, but low stress. You can run left of center, or down the right wall for a nice boof, but a hungry pocket. Run it twice. Right below cave diver is hallway, a fantastic long corridor rapid against the left wall. It is easy, but watch out for wood at the bottom. It can render the rapid unrunnable. Just run it down the middle with a little bit of right drive to avoid any unwanted hits on the left wall. You might want to check it first, but run down the left channel, staying away from the left wall, though anywhere at the edge of the ledge works. You can portage on the left and it is a lot easier than the right to get to Cathedral, but on the left you have to run Cathedral blind. The left is better. A great line on the finale to Cathedral Gorge.
Reported Level 1.65 Low
Linville Gorge
Photo of Tony Robinson by Kirk Eddlemon @ 1.65
Puting in at the Falls
Photo of TR by KE @ 1.65
Babel Tower left line
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Kirk and Adam at the bottom of the rapid right above Jailhouse
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Entrance to Cathedral (left)
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Looking up at the clapper rapid below Cave Falls
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The spout
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Twist and Shout
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The wall from a distance
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into the gnar
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The shit
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Cathedral Falls
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Entrance to Cathedral
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Cathedral from above
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What undercuts?
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Only in Gnarth Carolina
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What an incredible place!
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Pool below Homies Slot
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The slot
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Jailhouse has changed
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Getting in at Cave
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Adam Secrest in the groove
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Puting in at the Falls
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Tony on Babel
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Tony below Wheelie looking into the Cali gorge
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No thanks
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Death Penalty
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A few reasons to not run Death Penalty
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Looking out towards Double Undercut
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Looking upstream from low water portage rapid
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River of Dreams
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Tony sliding in at Cave
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Tony boofing into the groove
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Entrance to the Bob Ross gorge
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Looking into the gorge below Drunk Tank
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Gangsta Boof
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Dr. Shoosh
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Adam landing the boof at Double Undercut
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Jacob entering Double Undercut
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Its more than whitewater
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Checking out Jailhouse
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Cave Falls from river right
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Best of the must run rapids
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Bob Ross Gorge (last of 2.05 feet pics)
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Big pool at Conley Cove
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View south from Table Rock
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View of Hawks Bill from Table Rock
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Off Limits Falls
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Entrance to Jailhouse
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Sweet Shoulder Boof
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Ledge at bottom of Wheelie
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More vertical seal launch
Photo of KE by KK @ 1.65
Guide to Babel Tower Moat
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Scary Gorge Guide
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Devils Hole/Cave Falls Guide
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Sandy Flats to Spence Ridge Guide
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Cathedral Gorge Guide
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Below Cathedral to Conley Guide
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Nowhere to Run
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Drunk Tank
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Death Penalty
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Smile, you're on "to catch a predator"
Photo of AS by KK @ 1.65
Jacob entering Double Undercut
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Adam landing the boof at Double Undercut
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Tony's Rapid
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entrance to Jailhouse
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Jailhouse
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pool below Cyclops
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Boofing into the groove
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Clapper Falls
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Seal Launch Portage
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Welcome to Bob's World
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Cathedral Falls
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Spence Ridge Rumble
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Alex Zendel on Cathedral
Photo of AZ by KK @ 1.65
Hallway
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Homies Sneak
Photo of KE by KK @ 1.65
Sweet Shoulder Boof
Photo of KE by PM @ 1.65
Mr. Sprinkle showing us how.
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Diagonal Chaos
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Cyclops
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Ribshot
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Bob Ross looking into Dr. Shoosh
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10 years ago

I see no Damn Devil's Hole ANYWHERE WTF??????Bitch