CAVE RAPELLING & Exploring: DEEP INTO CAVES

  • January 25, 2014 · 8:45 AM
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Rapelling & Exploring Deep Into Caves of West Virginia

(BEGINNERS WELCOME)

30 Foot Rapel into the Depths of a Cave is the Final Frontier-- come for a REAL ADVENTURE!  This is one of our coolest and most fun events! For you folks that have never been caving/spelunking/rappelling make sure to check this off your ‘to do’ list!! The winter is the perfect time to do this event because you do not get too warm! We have knowledgeable guides who will go through caving practices, rapelling guidelines, and safety-oriented instruction.

If you've been to our CAVING in West Virginia then this is a Step Beyond what you've seen.

Rapelling is definately more advanced than crawling around on your knees -- but wait till you get to base of the cave... Take a buddy and Explore on your knees the nooks & crannies or what lies beneath. :)

WARNING:  This event is guided by professionals. HOWEVER, there are some folks that are uncomfortable with the dark, tight spaces or with heights. If this is the case then your welcome to pass to this event. 

DEPARTURE TIME: 

9:00am: Meet at Shady Grove Metro stlation for pick up OR

9:45am: Meet at Clock tower on German Street in Shepherdstown, WV

2:30pm depart cave:  Head back to drop folks off in Shepherdstown,WV by 3PM.

Return to Shady Grove Metro Station by 4:00pm

PRICE: $110.00/pp (transportation cost - included.  If you decide to drive seperately there is no discount.) 12 slots only.

WHAT TO WEAR: Did we mention that caving is a DIRTY sport? (Just my kind of sport!) Wear your oldest, flexible clothing and old shoes that still have a tread.

WHAT WE SUPPLY: We will supply super stylish cavesuits (you may easily be confused w/ the local jailbirds). We'll also supply helmets with headlamps and knee pads. Don't bother bringing a flashlight-- you'll need your hands for scrambling!  We will also provide all the gear for rapelling.

WHAT TO BRING: Make sure to bring lunch or snacks to share, and a bottle of water for after caving. Waterproof gloves with help keep your hands warm.

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!! Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have. Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

Let’s go exploring!

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  • Nikki

    We're sitting in a white honda pilot in front of the clock tower

    January 25, 2014

  • Nikki

    We're sitting in a white honda pilot in front of the clock tower

    January 25, 2014

  • Sarah B.

    The bus is headed for 129 east german st. There should be at least 5 of you there. Try to find each other and the bus will be there soon.

    January 25, 2014

    • Danni C.

      There should be a 6th person by herself.

      January 25, 2014

  • kelley

    Hi All - I'm looking forward to this tomorrow! I'll be meeting folks in Shepardstown, WV at 9:45 AM. I wanted to confirm that the "Clock Tower" we meet at is the one at McMurran Hall? Approximate address: 129 East German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Please confirm!

    January 24, 2014

  • Alicia L.

    Hey! This looks super exciting. Feasibly, do you think I could bring my camera?

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Richard

      You can but it will get very dirty/muddy. There's also the possibilty that you will drop it or put pressure on it as you belly crawl through some of the tighter areas. I'd make sure it's small, pocketable, rugged, and keep it in a waterproop baggie when you aren't using it. It worked out ok for some of us on the caving trip from the 4th!

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Alicia L.

      Thanks Richard

      January 14, 2014

  • POOJA S.

    I have never done caving before. But I always wanted to do it and I am quite adventurous. How ever, I will need to be guided during the tour since I have never done it before.

    January 12, 2014

  • Nikki

    If we are driving on ourselves and not using the transportation where do we meet at and what time?

    January 9, 2014

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