Don't Miss The Get Out

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Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby justin-g » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:15 pm

So lets play what get-outs you really must not miss in the UK...

I'll start with two:

The Get out above Swgd Clun Isaf Gwyn on the Melte - miss that last eddy on your on the gradual slide to pain

The eddy below the second drop on Pont Cyfyng - not so sure I'd want to paddle that last fall!!
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Jim Pullen » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:19 pm

The Conwy has got to be the obvious.

And if anyone can ever be bothered to paddle the Tees section from below Cauldron Snout, I'd say finding an appropriate take-out beforehand would be most advisable!
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Poke » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:20 pm

Never paddled it myself, but I hear the Gloy gets a bit jazzy beyond the takeout...

And I think there's someone who posts on here that'll vouch that theres a get-out on the Pryddin (sp?) that you don't want to miss either!

And whilst we’re on the subject, the eddy just above the weirs at Low Bentham on the Wenning yesterday, was definitely a must make… Did someone end up in there (see the lost and found thread), and if yes, how long were they recirc’d for?
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby TheKrikkitWars » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:27 pm

The Lledr has two must make getouts (for mortal paddlers at least); the big eddy above the first hole of Rhiw Goch and just above Viaduct Gorge
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Ray Botty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:03 pm

The last one before this

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby ianletton » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:26 pm

Ray Botty wrote:The last one before this

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I was going to say that too.

Its not in UK but its terrifying.

We did the Middle Oetz in the summer at high levels and the whole way down to this, your mind is playing games with you.

Its horrific. An awesome run but the conseqences of screwing it up make it a bit less fun than it should be.

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P.S. The eddy above it is huge and flat so as long as you are in your boat you will be fine...
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Ray Botty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:37 pm

Sorry to be picky Ian but if you did The Middle Oetz then this weir would have been the least of your worries.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby ianletton » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:50 pm

Ray Botty wrote:Sorry to be picky Ian but if you did The Middle Oetz then this weir would have been the least of your worries.



Oh, was it the Lower Oetz we did then??
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Ray Botty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:00 pm

Yes mate. The middle is a much stiffer proposition.
As you say a fantastic run in high water and the weir is always on your mind.
I always feel like I've nearly finished the river once I get back in after that weir even though probably the hardest rapid on the river is still to come.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Tuomas » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:19 pm

One other international spot - better to get out before this

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby jmmoxon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:23 pm

Around Pont Nedd Fechan is pretty good for this game as the 3 drops after Sgwd y Eira on the Hepste also have a small but essential eddy followed by a similar sized but worse drop than the Pyrddin.

The section down to High Force is actually pretty good fun in high water, especially if you worry about the lack of eddies that you can hope to get out of - reminds me of some of the lava runs in Chile - middle Fuy anyone? (it's a good run at low water with 2 x 90ft drops to portage)

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Mark R » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:21 pm

Tuomas wrote:One other international spot - better to get out before this

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Looks familiar. Is that between the two classic Rauma sections?
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby David Fairweather » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:44 pm

Apparently missing the takeout on the Spean above Invalair falls can be a bit of a hassle. Eh, Giles?
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby jmmoxon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:46 pm

Looks familiar. Is that between the two classic Rauma sections?

Ah, I knew I had seen it before...

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby clarky999 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:59 pm

What happnes there? Anyone got a picture form the other side looking at the drop?
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby MattBibbings » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:46 pm

May I quote Mr Sladden from his excellent Welsh Rivers guide

The Nedd Fechan is a superb white water river, falling steeply through a beautiful and rugged gorge in the heart of the South Wales mountains. During the haecceity of my youth, when I was trying to push and explore as much as possible, I launched on the Nedd Fechan well above the starting point described in the first South Wales book. The river was in big flood, and I took a sharp break out above a steep rapid with an ominous roar. Inspection revealed the whole river turning into an awesome maelstrom before it disappeared down a sump. You may wish to stick to the suggested access point rather than risk a first and last descent of Pwll y Rhyd.


He means here. Scary.

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Jim » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:55 pm

Umm, I can think of plenty you wouldn't want to miss but almost all the rapids have been run at some levels and that includes Brunau weir! (but nothing in Wales, I don't know Wales).

Upper Braan (or is it only the middle?) - Rumbling bridge is in no way runnable on purpose or by mistake, although there is a chance you could live through it.

Perthshire Garry, although the chances of ever catching it running are slim. Mind you, if boats can make it through unguided...????
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Scuba Steve » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:38 pm

This one on the gain.

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I once pulled Magic Knees out on a rope above this one.

Also the Mawwdach for mortals.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Mark R » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:44 pm

Scuba Steve wrote:I once pulled Magic Knees out on a rope above this one.


I helpfully took photos whilst he floated towards the abyss ...
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Kayak-Bloke » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:11 am

3rd fall on the Hepste.
Definitely worth getting out after.

I beleive the forth one is described in the guide as; " a sure way to end your paddling days".

Sorry I don't have a picture of it, It's horrible.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby banzer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:47 am

Even the humble Lower Treweryn has an unpleasant weir if you float past the take-out bridge.

As someone else said, what the problem with that Rapid under the bridge (Rauma), is it a sump?

The 'playrun' on the Raundelselvi ends in a steep canyon that only goes in extremely low flows, that's one to make sure you get out before!
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Patrick Clissold » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:54 am

Scuba Steve wrote:This one on the gain.

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I once pulled Magic Knees out on a rope above this one.

Also the Mawwdach for mortals.


Is that the Gain? If so, bravo for the big levels.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby AndyK » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:33 am

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I dont see the problem here? The local authorities have done their risk assessment and that life ring has been put there for a reason. I for one feel that should I choose to swim this weir some kind passer by will throw it to me and I can surf it out without even getting my hair wet.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Paul Stewart » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:18 pm

Crack of Doom on Durance Gorge, don't fancy missing that portage!
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Patrick Clissold » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:31 pm

The last eddy before this in India:

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby Dave T » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:27 pm

I wouldnt like to miss the get out after the third fall on the Ulla in Norway. Having an 18m (?) dodgy waterfall below definately made me paddle extra hard into the nearest eddy!
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby clarky999 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:30 pm

Upper Arddu - Llanberris falls wouldn't be much fun... Saying that, there are a few drops higher up that wouldn't be much fun either! A few days with a chainsaw and a bit of water could make this a very fun run though.
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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby justin-g » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Ok - international

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What about the portage on the upper kakapotahi - no real eaddy to make - certain death if you miss it. If you've done it you know what I'm talking about!

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Re: Don't Miss The Get Out

Postby moreofaswimmer » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:33 pm

David Fairweather wrote:Apparently missing the takeout on the Spean above Invalair falls can be a bit of a hassle. Eh, Giles?



Yep, I can vouch for that one too. Not a good idea to swim in the gorge above Invalair Falls either . . . opps
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