RAPID NAME: Chainsaw
RAPID RATING: Class III
RIVER SECTION: Lower Gauley
Also known as Screaming Right Turn Rapid, this broken ledge system comes at a sharp right hand turn in the course of the river at the beginning of Koontz Bend a three mile detour in the course of the river. There are at least two wide shoots that drop from left to right. Stay out of the sieved out rocks on the far left.
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Chainsaw Rapid at 2800 cfs
Filmed from the left bank, this video describes the features present in Chainsaw Rapid and includes footage of whitewater rafting through the rapid.