Elevation: 737 ft
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Shared By: M. Morley on Feb 13, 2006
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From Bob Banks, author of "Ocean's 11: Bouldering Around Santa Barbara" (posted 2/6/05 on bouldering.com):

As a result of the storms from December 2004 to January 2005, compounded by the fires of late 2003, The Swimming Hole, is for the most part, completely destroyed as a bouldering area. Covered extensively in my book Ocean's Eleven and mythologized in John Sherman's Stone Crusade, it lives on only in pictures, memories, and myths. A handful of the old problems remain, and the potential for anything new is pretty limited.....nothing will ever be a shade of what it once was. It's like Mother Nature built a breakwater around Maverick's and told all the surfers "You've had your fun. Time's up."

Bob Banks
Santa Barbara, California
February 6, 2005


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Getting There

From the 126 in Fillmore, take A street north and merge with Goodenough Road. Paved road ends in the foothills, go left on dirt road about 4.5 miles to a pullout on the left and park. On foot, follow unmaintained dirt road about 3 miles down to creek. head downstream.

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