A multistage slide/falls with a narrow landing margin. The accepted line is down the generally left side of the falls. You want to be lined up as you slide down the first section on the R edge of the exploding pillow under the drainpipe in the top of the picture, pointed R. Note that there is a boulder sieve to the R of the intended landing zone, and an undercut rock/bank on the L. The drop, depending on level, has a ramping effect at the bottom which breaks up any sort of sticky hole. If the water is really high, this lip may be covered to the point a boat may not interact with it, and the hole gets an attitude. NOTE--do not try the center or right side lines. The center seems to feed a disgusting looking boulder sieve, and the R side lands flat on bedrock from about 15 feet with a tight, nasty looking runout
The difficulty here is severely dependent on water level. In the picture, it's hard to tell, but there are actually 2 distinguished drops here. Check out the low-water picture in the photo/video library to get the idea. 2 lines here--low water, start R, sliding down the first drop with L angle, slamdance with the rock face into a side surf, and jet through a little ramping slot into the landing pool. At higher water (a little lower than this photo), stay away from the R-side rock face, straight on L of center and punch the hole at the bottom. It has been said that debris as large as refrigerators have taken up residence in this hole at the bottom during floods. Scout even if you have just run the top falls...things float in randomly. Take note that there is a tree-infested island directly downstream that is in the center of the flow at higher water.
Anyone who is qualified to paddle Reedy River Falls and has trouble with the Greenville City policy allowing them to do so should show up with a copy of the document "Reedy Falls Ordinance Meeting Minutes" attached at the right side of this. A copy of this document in hand has, in the past, allowed paddlers to boat the falls.
We ran the drop at 30 ish cfs and it was runable but low..still a fun park and huck.
We did however run into some problems with the police nothing serious but there are signs saying no sliding on rocks...fortunately this does not include kayaking. And as long as your nice they will not give you the 1000$ fine.
We will find out on monday if the bill includes kayaking for sure or not.
has this ever been boated @ low?
we ran it at 440 and it was good to go
Meeting Minutes including Kevin and Michelle Millers' testimony, and resulting passage of a law that intentionally does not prohibit paddling Reedy River Falls.
I don't really know a max level for this section, but it's only running during and after serious rains. I have run the lower drop at ~200cfs and it was scrapy bad. The flow in the main picture looks about like 1k to 1500.
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