What we're about

Offering a congenial atmosphere for cave enthusiasts of all ages. Attended by members of both local cave clubs, the Windy City Grotto and Sub-Urban Chicago Grotto, which are official local posts of the National Speleological Society. (no affiliation required)

Experienced, retired, and not-yet-cavers are all welcome! Most of us do our caving outside of the city of Chicago- find out what it's like, who's going, and let's go caving!

Upcoming events (5)

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Chicago

First Ascent - Avondale

Our next meeting, and every meeting on odd number months will be held on Tuesdays at First Ascent Climbing Gym in the Avondale Neighborhood at 3516 N Spaulding, Chicago. Entrance for the meeting is free (unless you plan to climb, then there's the fee for using the climbing gym). However, First Ascent's insurance company requires everyone entering the facility to sign a waiver. You only have to fill it out once, and thereafter just check in every time you arrive. You can fill it out in advance here: https://firstascentclimbing.com/avondale/waiver There are kiosks available upon arrival for checking in or filling out the waiver. You may bring food and drink with you to the meeting but please clean up after yourselves.

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Suburban

Aurelio's Pizza

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Chicago

First Ascent - Avondale

Our next meeting, and every meeting on odd number months will be held on Tuesdays at First Ascent Climbing Gym in the Avondale Neighborhood at 3516 N Spaulding, Chicago. Entrance for the meeting is free (unless you plan to climb, then there's the fee for using the climbing gym). However, First Ascent's insurance company requires everyone entering the facility to sign a waiver. You only have to fill it out once, and thereafter just check in every time you arrive. You can fill it out in advance here: https://firstascentclimbing.com/avondale/waiver There are kiosks available upon arrival for checking in or filling out the waiver. You may bring food and drink with you to the meeting but please clean up after yourselves.

Windy City Grotto General Meeting - Suburban

Aurelio's Pizza

Past events (162)

Caving 101

Online event

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