When you’re heading out whitewater rafting it can be important to know what to expect before you hit the rapids. Rapids are classified in categories, from I to VI, to help you identify the level of danger, with VI being the most extreme.
These classifications are designed to let you know in advance the type of skills and experience you will need before you attempt to run a particular route. Because of the variation in classes of rapids, whitewater rafting can be fun for all ages and experience levels. But knowing the classifications in advance can help you to stay safe on the water and give you an idea of the routes that you know you can comfortably handle.
Here’s an infographic from Kayak Guru:
Read the full article ‘Guide to the Classification of Rapids‘ on their site to find out more. One of the best resources to learn about rapids classifications.