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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
This is mine, one hundred feet from my front door. It's at the put in for a sweet stretch of class IV rapids. Life is good.

Lets see yours.

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
The combo swimming/kayaking/fishing hole....Silver Lake.

Credit: Cragman
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Nice!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
More of a Gulf than a hole down at the southern home.






The stream outside my place in Nederland. 8123' above sea level.



nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
In the last week, I have spent 4 days camping/rafting the Rogue River in Oregon, jumping off cliffs in the main river and waterfall swimming holes in side canyons, getting tossed out of an inflatable kayak, stand-up paddling the mild rapids. After that, went over to Crater Lake, the deepest and clearest lake in North America (and brrrr!), and got in a little swimming and cliff jumping. Them is some sweet swimming holes. And I did it all with my kids! Pictures will be forthcoming, perhaps this weekend.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
The gulf counts, but it must be super warm right now! I spent a winter in Naples, and that water was hot!

Edit: Yeah, Nutjob! Post pictures when you get a chance!

The time to seek out badass swimming holes is upon us.

I'm headed to a railroad trestle tomorrow. I've been jumping that thing since I was a kid. 25' of fun!
MisterE

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
20 minutes west from home and 20 degrees cooler.
20 minutes west from home and 20 degrees cooler.
Credit: MisterE
coastal_climber

Trad climber
north island
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Credit: coastal_climber
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
It's the northern Gulf, runs around 70 to 86 degrees in the heat of summer.
Going paddle boarding in the AM to scout for turtles, dolphins, and sharks.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
F it, I'm going to jump that trestle right now.

Wicked fun!

Pictures later.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
I have to drive 50 miles to the boat launch at Mexican Hat on the San Juan River. The water averages about 2 feet deep, the color of coffee with cream, and about 86 degrees.

My Dog, Jack, absolutely loves it.

Plus, it is the nearest place to drink beer legally . . .
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Now THAT was fun!







Three jumps, three selfies.







Hucking into water is so much fun!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
south fork of the american


Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
Hucking into water is so much fun!

Texas point, Christina lake
Texas point, Christina lake
Credit: ReneG
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
like the pic right above, about half way down
like the pic right above, about half way down
Credit: kaholatingtong

deer creek here. i dont have a good picture available of the south fork of the yuba at the moment, but ill see if i can get back with that.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Credit: Ward Trotter

In the fifties they found giant ants living in the holes down there.

At the right downslope angle you can do a slip-n-slide on the slimy moss for upwards of a mile.
Watch out for gang bangers taking target practice!!

LA today
Is where
My big blue
Dodger towel
Will lay
Against the concrete bay
In
LA
Today

Lately there is even an outdoorsy campfire smell from the Idyllwild fire. Not to be missed.
So come on down!
( bring extra ammunition)
And yes, you can swim with a bulletproof vest. If you are in good shape.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Straight outta Repo Man Ward.
Looks like a wad of cotton candy in the foreground.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Credit: Stewart Johnson
Guaranteed to cure your hangover
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Lake Biggler.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Cortona, Italy
Cortona, Italy
Credit: paul roehl

It's hard living here in Umbria, but somebody's got to do it! Happy swimming.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
My favorite is the Halls of Karma in the New River Gorge.

When it's 95 degrees and the humidity is 99%, there is no better place to be. It goes into the shade in the early afternoon when it gets really hot. The only problem is that coal trains are always going by...

Park-n-Play kayaking and swimming...
The putin for Halls of Karma
The putin for Halls of Karma
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Halls of Karma
Halls of Karma
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Here's a video of the underwater kayaking there at Halls of Karma:
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Cash'n on Lake Mead
Cash'n on Lake Mead
Credit: TrundleBum
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jul 19, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
That underwater Karma stuff looks a lot like tripping on a dance for with disco ball reflections swirling around you.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Jul 19, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Rock Pool
Rock Pool
Credit: rincon
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jul 19, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
30,000 gallons right outside my sliding glass door...complete with a freshwater mermaid and a coy dog.

Nidoba learning to swim
Nidoba learning to swim
Credit: Roots
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
So, I convinced my buddy Josh to come and huck the trestle with me this afternoon, round two baby! We spun,, tried to flip, it was good fun on a 25 footer. He remined me of this shot, which he took on the Feather River. I'm there, if you look for me.



Then, there's this one. It hurt. A lot. Concussion, broken tailbone, and broken sternum.



Viva la hucking!
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Jul 19, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
This is where I took my lunch break today. It's nice swimming in perfect glass!

Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf Lake
Credit: Friedo

Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf Lake
Credit: Friedo
Kurt Jensen

Trad climber
Aptos,CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
The Emerald Pools, on S.Yuba, after morning sport climbing....superb!
The Emerald Pools, on S.Yuba, after morning sport climbing....superb!
Credit: Kurt Jensen
Visited the Emeralds last week, while house & dog sitting in Truckee. Wow! Fun climbs that get a bit hot by 1, & then the swimming hole , right off the approach road. Good times!
losbill2

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
No pic. It is the Nashua River 300 feet from my front door here in Massachusetts. A river with a pretty strong current and running pretty cool despite the hot weather we have had lately. 40 years ago it was unbelievably polluted. Basically an open cesspool. One person can make a difference in this world. In this case it was Marion Stoddart who has received, among a number of other awards, the United Nations Environmental Programme’s Global 500 Award in 1987. The award was for courage and leadership exhibited in cleaning up the Nashua River and providing a blueprint for others across the nation to help them clean up their rivers. Thank you Marion. After all these years I remained awed and inspired by you.
MisterE

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
I liked the last place I lived better:

Clear Creek AZ with The Doctor, Riley and Manny.
Clear Creek AZ with The Doctor, Riley and Manny.
Credit: MisterE
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
north fork cosumnes river
north fork cosumnes river
Credit: manzanita man
10' deep pool
10' deep pool
Credit: manzanita man
private beach
private beach
Credit: manzanita man
view from beach
view from beach
Credit: manzanita man
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
^^^^^^^^^
SWEET!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 19, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Last weeks Hole
Toulumne




Todays Swimming Hole

Near Hidden Beach Tahoe

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 19, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Spent last week at Lake St. George in Maine. Was nice, glad to be home though

Credit: Jon Beck

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 19, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
My son and I today in the Delaware River about 10 miles north of where George Washington crossed on his way to the battle of Trenton.


Credit: Gunkie
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jul 19, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
All my pics are lost :(

Falls wall hole
The Clavey
Top mutherf*#kng secret in the Mono Basin.

Any river I can get into!

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jul 19, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Credit: briham89

Caught a couple trout and then went for a dip. No one (except for my friends) around.
highcamp

Trad climber
Bay Area, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Credit: highcamp
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
viva la hucking, indeed. that last pic does indeed look to be in "shoe required" ( the height of the jump ) territory IMO Brandon. good stuff.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
It's not hot!!! I just got off the nose and it was around 70 with wind! El cap bridge is my swimming hole!
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
I hear there is a pretty nice lake around here somewhere...
new world order2

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
I'll be at Wreck Beach, throwing frisbee, and partaking of the Divine Nature.

an internationally-acclaimed 7.8 km long clothing-optional Beach located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, making it North America's largest Naturist beach.

http://www.wreckbeach.org/

photo not found
Missing photo ID#311970

photo not found
Missing photo ID#311972

Credit: new world order2
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jul 19, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
This one was all but dried up until the flash floods hit the other night now it's full again.

Jaybro canonballing earlier this year.

Canon ball!
Canon ball!
Credit: The Larry
muttski

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Credit: muttski

I've been contemplating this one at work lately....
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:54pm PT


Goofing around with my cousin in one of my favorite spots right when we bought gopros. Kaweah Rivers are full of these spots!

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:35am PT
What about Rainbow Pool just a few miles outside the Park?

Mouse? I bet you have a picture.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Triangle Lake, again,

http://youtu.be/-2owfrOMvek
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:53am PT
The big blue pill
The big blue pill
Credit: adikted
A little Lake Tahoe goodness!! Like stuart said..cures any hangover
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 20, 2013 - 03:35am PT
Kings-Kern Divide
Kings-Kern Divide
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Evolution
Evolution
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jul 20, 2013 - 03:37am PT
Wayno, I have a pic of me doing a one-and-half in Rainbow Pool (August 1993). I'll dig it out. Three Pools down the fire trail on the other side of 120 from Rainbow, best is the third, about an 80' dive right next to the falls. Just pull out fast and swim left, or you get sucked into a chute.

In northern California, any river - Smith has some great pools, Russian (well, always crowded), the Eel, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, American - there is so much.

Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz, Stinson. San Francisco on the west side along the Great Highway. (All great white territory).

Prior to its blowup, swam in the the lake (1970) below Mt St Helens after climbing it.

Puget Sound (family reunion 1993, drunk and my then Irish girlfriend and my brothers and cousins said I was foolish).

Down south, only know Lake Perris, though I have swam and dived in the Kern out of Sequoia NP.

Water skiing? Sacramento-San Joaquin delta, skied once from Martinez to Pier 39 (Sea of Cortez, where I was head chef/kitchen manager, 1980), I won't do that again, the Bay gets choppy.

Croatia, Crete, Mallorca, St Thomas (my first scuba dive, hmmm, great), Nice (rocky beaches), Tuolun, Hyeres, Cassis (diving from the walls of the Calanques when free-soloing), Lac Leman (Geneve), Sennen Cove,

Gosh there also many places in this world and I have only seen a minute of them.

I would like to see Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Chile... so many places, very little time and no money.

Now? Killiney Beach and the Forty-Foot (named after an old British barracks). No big sharks, yet, wait until climate change, but jellyfish schools will park themselves in the Forty-Foot and the occasional seal has nipped people.

Forty-Foot, Sandycove, Co Dublin
Forty-Foot, Sandycove, Co Dublin
Credit: Patrick Sawyer (not my photo) some good sea bouldering along the coast


Killiney Bay
Killiney Bay
Credit: Patrick Sawyer


Palisades Lake, colddd...


Palisades - lake off glacier, cold as...
Palisades - lake off glacier, cold as...
Credit: Patrick Sawyer (Wikipedia photo)


Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Ok, I'm man enough to admit it.

I'm sore as heck from hucking my flabby mass off of a ledge eight times, swimming a lot, and trying unsuccessfully to throw backflips off of a rope swing.

It sure was fun though.

Time to do it all again in a couple of hours...
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Went swimmin and Fishin in my swimmin hole today.








Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Hahahahah...nice!

Did you see any mud turtles?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
No mud turtles, but,
Lots of Tootsie rolls!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Like Patrick mentioned, the pools down the fire road below the official Rainbow Pool are way better. Here's one of 'em that I took when it was still not swimmable due to big runoff in 2011. Used to swim and cliff dive here a bunch BITD.
downstream of Rainbow Pool. S Fork Tuolumne River.
downstream of Rainbow Pool. S Fork Tuolumne River.
Credit: Timid TopRope

I admit to using the cement pond in the backyard more than anywhere else these days. It is convenient.
cement pond
cement pond
Credit: Timid TopRope

We have a nice public pool across the street on Big Chico Creek. Fun to take out of towners here around midnight in the summer.
Public pool on Big Chico Creek across from our place.
Public pool on Big Chico Creek across from our place.
Credit: Timid TopRope

If you want deep swim holes to skinny dip; just a 5 to 7mile bike ride from our house to our mini grand canyon of basalt in Upper Bidwell Park. This is also Big Chico Creek. Lots of swim holes to choose from.
Big Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park
Big Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park
Credit: Timid TopRope
Nita and I are going to a party this afternoon in Butte Creek Canyon, yet another creek close to town full of great swimming holes. Good thing, as it's supposed to hit 105 today.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
I'm a big fan of descending the South Yuba from the bridge. Lots of waterfall jumps with hucks as big as you want, just don't hit the opposite canyon side on the way down!

Ok, I'm headed back to the trestle jump. 25' of awesome, I can't get enough!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Seriously, having a 25', easy peasy jump two miles from your house is addictive.

So much fun.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 20, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Echo Lake!
Credit: Kait Barber

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Ammon, next time I'm out west, I'm going to hit you up. I've seen noobs front flip over their canopies off of a bridge. 200'. I want to learn.

Sweet photo, BTW.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 20, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Yeah Brandon, come on out... I'll deathcamp you, haa haa!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Word.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jul 20, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
this is a spot on the north fork cosumnes river where all the water coming down stream flows through a natural tunnel in the rock. no water flowing over the rocks in the first picture. you can see the light coming through the tunnel in the 2nd picture. the pool in the 2nd picture is 8-9" deep and the tunnel is big enough to swim through.

unique spot
unique spot
Credit: manzanita man
outlet
outlet
Credit: manzanita man

craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Jul 20, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Credit: craig mo
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#312057

Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
You can learn a whole lot from a child. :)
You can learn a whole lot from a child. :)
Credit: Bill

:) Kiddo found one. (Yes, I reposted this twice. What can I say? I'm in LOVE!)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
We scored our favoured nook on Tahoe's shores. A nice, size-limited spot. I took a run on forested paths overlooking the water, and, at times, free range tits and balls. A swim in muscle easing water when I got back and an extended improv on the guitar while lounging in a beach chair. Can't help but think I did something right ;). Hope you all found your swimming holes as enticing as I found mine today.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jul 20, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
My favorite when I'm not home

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and when I'm home this or the jacuzzi

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Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jul 20, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Well, it's not water and not in the mountains, but I when need cooling off I just have my company blow air up my butt.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 20, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Wherever our boat is...
Cool water diving at the Channel Islands
Channel Island diving
Channel Island diving
Credit: SCseagoat

Hanalei Bay
Hanalei Bay <br/>
Hanalei Bay

Credit: SCseagoat

Or maybe Alaska if REALLY hot
A cool dip?
A cool dip?
Credit: SCseagoat
Or the bestest....Sea of Cortez with my (now departed) dog
Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Baja
Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Baja
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
MisterE

climber
Jul 20, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Nice job on the diversion, F10!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 20, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
F10, that's one of those homes with the creek or rivulet diverted from the creek that runs right thru your property?

Always wanted that kind of living. dig it!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 20, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
^^^^

Curious, no?

I like what I think you are trying to do there, F10.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:37am PT
TimidTopRope, if you are up Chico way, then you must know McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Great swimming though no cliff diving, unless one is crazy.

Following pix are from Wikipedia, not mine, can’t find mine.

Burney Falls
Burney Falls
Credit: Patrick Sawyer


Burney Falls
Burney Falls
Credit: Patrick Sawyer


Up off 108 past Beardsley Lake, on the middle fork of the Stan, is/was Crystal Pool. You go down the fire road and park. And then walk the PG&E tressle then clamber down to the pool. It has/had (mid-1970s) this natural ‘tunnel’ in the granite, about 30’ or so and about four feet in diameter, you hold your breath and let the current take you through, what a gas.

Climb the scree slopes up to the tressle, then with gloves on, you get into the viaduct and let the water carry you back to your parking spot, every four feet or so are beams, you mark them with ribbons and then grab (hence gloves) the one closest to your car to get out.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 21, 2013 - 07:02am PT
Patrick,
Spent a day at Burney Falls a couple weeks ago,
Water is very cold as its spring fed, but the scenery is sweet.
Lotsa sweet swimming holes in far NorCal, lower falls on the McCloud river
is a gem.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jul 21, 2013 - 07:22am PT
Dickey Lake Montana.
Dickey Lake Montana.
Credit: martygarrison
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 21, 2013 - 07:34am PT


Blue Springs in the north Florida frontier panhandle country.

DMT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jul 21, 2013 - 08:07am PT
The splash pad

Credit: The Larry

Beer break at the beach.

Sploring a beer at the beach.
Sploring a beer at the beach.
Credit: The Larry

At the cowboy jacuzzi with the ladies.

Credit: The Larry


Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jul 21, 2013 - 08:53am PT
Blue Springs in the north Florida frontier panhandle country.

Dingus that looks like gator country, and of course the anacondas and pythons are moving north.

So are the great whites, a couple seen off Cornwall recently, just a matter of time before they reach Ireland.

Am I afraid of sharks and snakes? You bet. Especially if I am in their 'environment'.

Bull sharks are the worse perps. Only shark to be freshwater tolerant that we know of, seen 120 miles up the Mississippi.

Okay, back to swimming and diving. Briones Reservoir and San Leandro Reservoir, EBMUD (East Bay Mud) rangers the big concern (no sharks). Got caught a couple of times, gave false names and addresses, they'd pull out the local phone book, and then "But we just moved there", "Yeah all three of you?"

Worst. Cut-off jeans, Converses and no shirts. Running from an EBMUD copter at Briones, the three of us dived into a nettle filled ravine. OUCH. And still an EBMUD ranger waiting for us at the car park. OUCH.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Yes gator country for sure but Blue Springs is the mouth of a cave stream system crystAl clear blue water 50 feet deep, 60 degrees and too cold for gators (they're waiting downstream)

There was a dead Cyprus tree on the edge of the pool with the most bogus redneck ladder precariously nailed to and hacked out of the dead trunk. Divers could climb to a branch stump at 15 feet, or go drunk from another 10 feet higher. Every now and then a serious north Florida diver would show up and climb to 40 or 50. Fri kin acalpoco cliff dives ! I never had the guts myself. Me and Willie a Navajo from Phoenix jumped in thAt thing New Year's Day 1982 buuuuurrrrr!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jul 22, 2013 - 03:20am PT
I remember when I was 10, visiting the farm (now owned by a cousin, but I still have an acre) my mom grew up on in West Virginia, there was a really good swimming pool on Middle Wheeling Creek, which ran through the farm. One day my cousins yelled at me to get out of the water as a "water moccasin" was in the pool, boy I scrambled and they had a good laugh. It was actually a copperhead, which normally are not aquatic, first time I saw one (as of course, they are not in California.) BTW I have never seen a rattler swim, has anybody? I know they can and do. Which is why I never swam in Hetch Hetchy, there are so many buzzworms up there.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 24, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Last week

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Is that a glass bottle in your hand?

Careful, that's illegal.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
^Violation of the "Glass Container" law.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 24, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
No rules at Choss Creek soaking holes.

Springcreek water at 58 degrees F. on a 109 F. day.

Add a beer & shade & all is pretty-fine.

Credit: Fritz
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
Just another in a long line of honorable "poaches"
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Credit: Charlie D.

I like to think it's a secret.....perception is reality.
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Alice Lake, BC.

alice lake
alice lake
Credit: supafly
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Credit: matty

I just left 3 weeks of bliss =(



...till next summer =)
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Credit: FRUMY
spectreman

Trad climber
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Credit: spectreman
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
67F here today....no swimmin' hole required, thankfully!

: )
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
Matty. . . where is that?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
^What eKat said!

????

Stunning!!!!!

Ponderay???
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
I'm guessing somewhere in Michigan.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Climbski2 and spectreman both have pics of my favorite swim hole in TM. The Finger. Bonus points if you swim through the underwater arch.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jul 25, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Banks Lake, WA
Banks Lake, WA
Credit: Studly
Banks Lake, WA
Banks Lake, WA
Credit: Studly
brodracula

Trad climber
hawaii
Jul 26, 2013 - 02:40am PT

the pots ,yosemite best swimming hole evr
the classic "pots" in yosemite.best swimming hole ever
the classic "pots" in yosemite.best swimming hole ever
Credit: brodracula
brodracula

Trad climber
hawaii
Jul 26, 2013 - 02:43am PT
another view of "the pots"first went here in '66
Credit: brodracula
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Aug 4, 2013 - 10:48am PT
fish-eye view of my swimming hole
fish-eye view of my swimming hole
Credit: Roxy
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:30am PT
You gotta be a strong swimmer...
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 4, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
HolySideWallBlowOut. . . please resize that photo, Reilly. . . PLEASE. . . it wrecks the whole page!

THANKS!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 4, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Green Lake:

Credit: Kait Barber

Credit: Kait Barber

Lake Sabrina:

Swimming with Cooper
Swimming with Cooper
Credit: Kait Barber



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 4, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Our local watering hole... Frenchman's Lake:

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 4, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
The Caribbean.

Credit: nature
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Havasupai
Havasupai
Credit: StahlBro
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 4, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
YAARRR!

Lake Tahoe:

Credit: Kait Barber
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Aug 4, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Upper Kaaterskill Falls
Upper Kaaterskill Falls
Credit: HuecoRat
hikerobby

Mountain climber
salt lake city, ut
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
does anyone know of good swimming holes near salt lake? Besides the obvious reservoirs?
Heidi Pesterfield

Trad climber
Tahoe City
Aug 5, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Credit: Heidi Pesterfield
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Sand Harbor?
Joe Metz

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 5, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Credit: Joe Metz
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Aug 5, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Sorry I haven't followed up. The photo of the island cabin was taken in Ontario on the north shore of Lake Huron. The gent who guessed Michigan was close. I'm actually from Michigan!

Credit: matty
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 5, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
For the next 1-2 weeks, our RV is parked about 20 yards from Clear Creek in Golden. It's a great place to watch the bikinis, uh, I mean water, flow by.

Clear Creek
Clear Creek
Credit: Edge
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Aug 5, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Elk herd
Elk herd
Credit: Studly
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Aug 6, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Slocan.
Slocan.
Credit: New Bob
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 6, 2013 - 08:19am PT
Credit: RyanD

Hi Hamie!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 6, 2013 - 09:49am PT
Nothing cools you off like going over a waterfall on a cold mountain river. Grand Canyon of the Toulomne last summer. About 20 miles down from the meadows. (12 minute video. Good stuff not until 3:30 min in.) My epic run of the whole falls 8:24-9:24.

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 6, 2013 - 09:53am PT
Yeah, been enjoying the heck out of tahoe with the wifey. Somehow we've made weekends work. Even with all the hordes!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2013 - 10:03am PT
What's your favorite Tahoe spot?

Kiva Beach was a good place to take the dogs, but there are so many great, lesser travelled, nooks and crannies.

Don't give away secrets if you don't want to.

One cool thing I found were the underwater boulder caves and tunnels at Sand Harbor. You have to be comfortable holding your breath for a full minute while swimming, otherwise you're gonna die.

Regardless, it's a surreal world down there, and it's pretty exhilarating.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
My dad at the beach at Wawona.
Credit: mouse from merced
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Mouse, I didn't know you were William Hurt's son!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Hey Brandon, Kiva is cool for the puppy reasons. No real secret spots, it's mostly finding those little beaches that are hard for others to roll up on. Near Chimney Beach we have a fave, and Skunk Cove can be righteous although often boater filled. I think we have also just been lucky not to run into too many jack wagons this season.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Tenaya!
Tenaya lake
Tenaya lake
Credit: rincon
Tuolumne
Tuolumne
Credit: rincon
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 7, 2013 - 09:31am PT
I just can't get enough of the ledge I jump off of. I seem to find an excuse to go there every afternoon.

Something about the weightless feeling when I'm falling makes me go back every day.

25' of awesome.

See ya! I'm headed there right now.
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 7, 2013 - 09:37am PT
My favorite summer swimming spot is anywhere I can find some cool clean water...

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 7, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Well actually, it's right out my apt. door.

Santa Monica back country
Santa Monica back country
Credit: ydpl8s
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 8, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
British Virgin Islands
Nice swimming holes and great bouldering
I was one of the early pioneers of bouldering in the BVI (with my ex) almost 30 years ago
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

G-R-A-N-I-T-E-! <br/>
1980s
G-R-A-N-I-T-E-!
1980s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

G-R-A-N-I-T-E-! <br/>
1980s
G-R-A-N-I-T-E-!
1980s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

The Anti-Christ &#40;my ex wife&#41;
The Anti-Christ (my ex wife)
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 8, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
SLR, have you been to The Baths?

I used to sail there every winter when I was a kid, really cool spot. I think it's on Virgin Gorda?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 8, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
The Baths? Here is the beach at the Baths on Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda, 1980s
Virgin Gorda, 1980s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

And the Baths itself
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

I used to think that there were only two major granitic island chains in the world - the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean) and the Seychelles Island (Indian Ocean). But last year I also vistied the granitic Similan Islands off Thailand and Myanmar (Burma).
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 8, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
This photo is from 1981 or 1982.. Bouldering with Rick Cashner, Don Reid, and John Bachar..(John was just out of the photo).....Bachar had been bouldering in the BVI's a couple of years before we vacationed there.
Rick Cashner...He pulled a shockly   at the top....&#40;-;
Rick Cashner...He pulled a shockly at the top....(-;
Credit: nita

and yes...the baths are a cool swimming hole..(-;

edit: Sierra ledge rat..Yeah, it looks like the same boulder...Beautiful place...
Did you ever hang out at ..The Big Bamboo bar..on the beach?...That was the first place i saw a steel drum being played...Love that sound..

Brandon...dang, i could feasible be your Aunt...

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 8, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
I wanna go to SLR's swimming hole!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 8, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
81 or 82, I was there then, but I was only three years old. I still remember it though.

That place is bitchin"!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 8, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Hey nita, you beat me by a couple of years.

I think this is the same boulder as in your photo, just taken from the opposite direction.

Virgin Gorda, 1980s
Virgin Gorda, 1980s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:19am PT
Sometimes you just gotta take whatever swimming hole you can find....

High in the Second Recess
High in the Second Recess
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Aug 20, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
I liked the premise of this thread, "What's your swimming hole?". We can all hit the road and get to killer swim holes but the OP was about what's in your hood. Early in this thread I posted up some close-by regional stuff. On Sunday I took an out of town friend to my favorite within-bicycling-distance swim hole. It actually requires a class 2 decent to get here.
Chillin in Joe's Hole, Big Chico Creek
Chillin in Joe's Hole, Big Chico Creek
Credit: Timid TopRope
Basalt swim hole. Oh yea! Dat nice!
Basalt swim hole. Oh yea! Dat nice!
Credit: Timid TopRope
My East Coast buddy enjoying one of the best things about living in Ch...
My East Coast buddy enjoying one of the best things about living in Chico
Credit: Timid TopRope
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2013 - 09:47am PT

Eeeeeee-yo-se-mi-teeeeeeee!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2013 - 10:48am PT
TT, you're correct. It's all about the swimming holes in your hood.

Headed to my local huck spot right now.

Peace!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 4, 2013 - 11:05am PT
It's private and exclusive...well, at least exclusive.

Credit: Reilly
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