View Full Version : Pic of The Day: La Jolla Sea Cave
05-02-2005, 08:43 PM
For those who did not see the "Cave Lights" pic, there is a sea cave in La Jolla near the La Jolla Cove where you can go underground to next to the water. This is the view looking out into the ocean. The opening kind of looks like Robin Hood.
The steps can be a little steep and narrow. There are about 50 of them to the bottom.
05-02-2005, 09:31 PM
Where's La Jolla?
05-03-2005, 12:00 AM
Where's La Jolla? :gle: u really don't know?
it's in SD.
btw, that's a really cool shot...but it kinda looks like a goofy batman rather than robin hood.
05-03-2005, 03:31 AM
Ha....my family was in town this weekend and they all went down into the sea cave on Saturday afternoon...I wasnt about to do the steps. I see that you posted this and the only thing that flashes through my head is what is the chance that one of them will be of one of them. I figured murphy might be playing with me.
05-03-2005, 03:36 AM
My picture is from about a week ago. I am almost done with working six straight days (one more to go!).
05-03-2005, 11:16 AM
05-03-2005, 11:21 AM
I want to go.
:Wishes some day to see it in real life.:
05-03-2005, 11:39 AM
:gle: u really don't know?
it's in SD.
Hey, I'm an east coaster :) Call it an east coast bias.
05-03-2005, 07:32 PM
sweet shots.... I like
05-03-2005, 07:51 PM
where are those steps? i've been to La Jolla Cove gabajillion times but i've never come across those steps.
05-03-2005, 11:45 PM
They start inside a building. Let's begin at the La Jolla cove where people swim and go scuba diving. Go to your right and head up the hill to take you back to La Jolla that swings to your left towards Torrey Pines Road. You will go past the bird sanctuary area on your left and will also see the area known as "The Clam" to some. On here there is an observation area and a "No Jumping off Cliffs" sign. On your right will be restauraunts like Tratoria Aqua and George's At The Cove. The very first building on the left as you head up the hill is where the cave entrance is. They used to sell tourist junk like seashells and stuff. There are about four parking spaces in front and there is a trail that runs along the coast next to it. The trail would take you up towards La Jolla Shores and the La Jolla Country Club. This was the first time I ever went inside.
05-05-2005, 01:27 AM
I went to high school up the hill from there and use to spend my summers cliff jumping at "The Clam". (F.Y.I.-There is another cave under the clam that you can only access by water.) One time after jumping, we swam over to the cave in your picture and climbed up onto the viewing platform. It was a bit of a pain so we decided not to go back the way we came, but rather up the stairs and out the store. I was the first one to reach the top, dripping wet and in my swim trunks. The lady saw me walk out and proclaimed in a loud voice, "you can't do that!" I looked her over and stated, "I just did!" and walked out. Good times...
05-05-2005, 01:41 AM
I work in a store and one summer we had a couple of guys come at night wanting to buy some Coleman fuel. They were going to douse themselves with it and jump of the Clam on fire. I don't know if they were going to wear wet suits (and maybe get shrink wrapped or something?) or even if they actually did it (never saw anything on the news or police blotter) but it was a dumb idea. It is not very deep there and you need to time your jump to the waves so you don't hit the rocks. It has gotten more eroded there with all the rain we had this winter.
05-05-2005, 04:18 AM
I haven't seen it since the rain, but it was looking pretty flimsy last summer. I have a feeling it will colapse one of these days. It was different back in the day. I graduated in 93', and back then people would jump all the time. You just had to check a tide chart to make sure the tide wasn't negative. Of course I never tried it on fire, but the only injury I sustained there was when I was swimming in the cave underneath and a big set came in and washed me on the rocks. I miss those days wandering around La Jolla.
Whoa... Deja vu...
The website showing the clam has updated with some clips of the jumps. I wish I could watch them but I refuse to install Real Media. Hopefully they do the jumps justice.
05-05-2005, 04:25 AM
Looking around that site I found some great animated gifs showing all the old jumps.
Fun to see all the old jumps. Can't believe this guy did Dead Man's.
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05-05-2005, 02:06 PM
Sorry mod. Won't happen again.
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