Our Class IV Rowing School is designed as a follow-up course for our Class III Whitewater Rowing School. We’ll run a variety of Class III and IV rivers in the Columbia Gorge near Hood River, Oregon. This is an opportunity to boat some wonderful rivers, improve your boating skills, and meet some new friends. Each evening you'll come back to our base camp to review the day, take a shower, and sleep with a roof over your head.

Our Class IV Rowing School on Washington's Klickitat River

Our Class IV Rowing School on Washington's Klickitat River

This course will include more in-depth swiftwater rescue training, scouting and portaging rapids, and working with challenging put-ins and take-outs. You will gain a lot of experience working with ropes and techniques for efficiently hauling boats.

Practicing boat flipping systems at our base camp

Practicing boat flipping systems at our base camp

You will need solid Class III skills to attend this course. We’ll be on continuous whitewater rivers with multiple Class IV rapids and cold water. This course is the perfect opportunity for you to push your limits under the watchful eye of our instructors.

Boat flipping practice on the Columbia River

Boat flipping practice on the Columbia River

You are welcome to bring your own boat, or we can provide one for you for an extra $150.

Our Partners

We can provide equipment from three of the best rafting manufacturers in the world: SOTAR, Sawyer, and DRL River Gypsies. All three are based here in Oregon!

Sawyer, SOTAR, and DRL River Gypsies are our Rowing School Parnters

Sawyer, SOTAR, and DRL River Gypsies are our Rowing School Parnters