RAPID NAME: Diagonal Ledges
RAPID RATING: Class III
RIVER SECTION: Lower Gauley
This rapid flows over some smooth, shallow shelf rock. These ledges are angled compared to the direction of the current, which give the rapid its name. One of the best kayak surfs on the entire Gauley River is located at the top of the rapid and has nice return eddy service for hours of entertainment.
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Diagonal Ledges Rapid at 2800 cfs
Filmed from a boulder on the right side of the channel, this video describes the features present in Diagonal Ledges Rapid and includes footage of whitewater rafting and kayaking through the rapid..