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CAVE RAPELLING & Exploring: DEEP INTO CAVES

  • Jan 19, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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Rapelling Deep Into Caves

of West Virginia & Explore

(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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the experience! The guides were friendly and made me feel comfortable and my fellow meet uppers were lots of fun as well! My only issue is that with that many people at once, the wait is kind of long for the rapelling up and down part. Other than that, it was great!

    January 22, 2013

  • Vaibhav

    Awesome trip, awesome ppl. Gresko and his team were great. Thanks Nancy for providing really humorous comments. Kori with her camera. Everyone in the group does something extra. I'm going to tackle my fear of water now after seeing all you ppl doing so many things.
    Thanks a ton Vanessa for organizing such great adventures.
    And thx Jim for giving me an idea for the first use of the kitchen sink of my new apartment. My shoes have never been so clean before.
    Uploaded whatever pics I took.

    January 19, 2013

  • Adv-Girl T.

    It is 9:45 at clock tower.

    January 19, 2013

    • Vaibhav

      Thx. I'm near clock tower inside bette's cafe.

      January 19, 2013

    • Jim S

      ETA is more like 10:10.

      January 19, 2013

  • Vaibhav

    is it 8:45am or 9:45am at Clock Tower?

    January 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is 9:45. :)

      January 19, 2013

    • Vaibhav

      Thx Jessica. Meet u all there then.

      January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How will meeting up at Shady Grove metro work? I will certainly be needing a ride from there.

    January 16, 2013

    • Jim S

      The bus should be on the side where the parking structures are.

      January 18, 2013

  • Adv-Girl T.

    There is a bus that will pick you up from Shady Grove metro. :)

    January 18, 2013

  • TomaCzar

    I'm 6'6" and thick around the middle, will these squeezes be tight enough to preclude my participation? I have no claustraphobia that I know, but even I must yeild to the constraints of the laws of physics.

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting, if I can't make it is this a commercial cave or a cave that we could visit with our own equipment pending landowner approval?

    January 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The caves are on WV public land, and therefore open to the public to use at will. While the cave itself is on a small stretch of public land, the surrounding area is not, and is a nature preserve. Park in the lot and walk to the entrance.

      January 9, 2013

  • Richard

    This sounds awesome. I might be not be able to do this one but I'd definitely be up for a future event. Gonna try to get some friends interested as well.

    January 2, 2013

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