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Swimming options at the Red...

Post by climb2core » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:17 am

I have heard about the quarry, but was also told that there was a good swimming hole in the Northern gorge in the river with 25 ft cliffs for jumping off? Can someone hook me up with the beta?

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Post by tbwilsonky » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:57 am

climb2core wrote:Can someone hook me up with the beta?
sure thing.

the jump starts with walking to the edge. the jumper looks down to ensure a safe jump target in the water. when ready, he or she will bend their knees, lean forward, and use their legs to propel them off and away from the rock face. once airborne, the jumper should point their toes and make sure their hands are tucked firmly against their side to avoid complications on impact. after splashdown, the jumper will simply swim to the surface and over to the shore.

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Post by mssmith » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:03 pm

'redneck rock' is about a two minute walk upstream from the sheltowee trace parking lot on 715. If you reach the hanging suspension bridge you've gone too far. However I'd say the jumping is more like 15 feet. The water isn't exactly pristine swimming but at least it's wet. Also a great place to bring a cooler of Milwaukee's best and pick up overweight girls in bikinis.... if your into that sort of thing.

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Post by climb2core » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:18 pm

mssmith wrote:'redneck rock' is about a two minute walk upstream from the sheltowee trace parking lot on 715. If you reach the hanging suspension bridge you've gone too far. However I'd say the jumping is more like 15 feet. The water isn't exactly pristine swimming but at least it's wet. Also a great place to bring a cooler of Milwaukee's best and pick up overweight girls in bikinis.... if your into that sort of thing.

Thanks TW, just one more thing... Tell me which one is your gf and I will leave her alone. Fat chicks and Scooters ;)

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Post by tbwilsonky » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:25 pm

heh. she's the one with the Aerosmith/Molly Hatchet 'tribute' tattoo on her back. it's sagged a bit so you might be looking more towards her ass for a proper ID.

fair warning: it's kinda a mess down there so be careful.
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Post by dustonian » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:37 pm

tbwilsonky wrote: fair warning: it's kinda a mess down there so be careful.
What do you mean exactly by "down there"??

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Post by climb2core » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:46 pm

tbwilsonky wrote:heh. she's the one with the Aerosmith/Molly Hatchet 'tribute' tattoo on her back. it's sagged a bit so you might be looking more towards her ass for a proper ID.

fair warning: it's kinda a mess down there so be careful.
What exactly do you mean by it is kind of a mess....?

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Post by EricDorsey » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:07 pm

Where is this quarry you speak of? I know about redneck rock and like the other guy says more like 15 feet, and the water isn't that great looking. Just got back from the New and wish we had that much nice swimming around here. So ya, quarry??

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Post by climb2core » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:03 pm

I haven't been to the quarry... I believe it is the drinking water supply??? I just asked my buddy who was there recently and he said it was not worth going to. If I get directions, I will pm you.

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Post by Andrew » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:19 pm

its on the parkway
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Post by Toad » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:35 pm

Hoedown Island pool?
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Post by climb2core » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:48 pm

Toad wrote:Hoedown Island pool?
Sounds like my type of place!!

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Post by clif » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:22 pm

http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/camptonlake.pdf
[never heard it called the 'quarry' but the reservoir]

i've not been there and seem to remember someone telling me that there is no swimming allowed, like Mill Creek lake. i guess the question could be how much enforcement there is for people being wet without government sanction. apparently you can throw as much hook, line, and sinker garbage in them as you can if you buy a license, so maybe you could plead some 'recovery' argument?

Lago Linda's is deep enough to hold some cool water at the deep end (~10-14 feet?) through the summer.
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Post by EricDorsey » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:05 pm

Guess we will just have to wait until the muir valley water park goes in.

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Post by pawilkes » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:11 pm

another option is the settling pond by Coal Bank Hollow. the RRGCC actually owns half of it. take the left hairpin at the top of the short hill at the start of Coal Bank and follow that road around until you see the pond and an obvious path down. i've swam there a few times. the bottom is a little mucky and probably full of heavy metals but its refreshing
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