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CAVE RAPELLING & Exploring: DEEP INTO CAVES

  • Mar 29, 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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  • Emily

    Had an awesome time, guys! Feel like I've thoroughly earned an easy Sunday.

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming out everyone. While my knees and elbows are complaining, I am going to put today into the win column.

    Don't forget to post any pictures you took. Mine are going up now.

    March 29, 2014

    • Aaron

      Thanks for the pics Jim; they look great!

      March 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, I tagged people in a couple of pics. Feel free to remove the tags if that is your preference or let me know and I will untag you.

      March 29, 2014

  • Alex V.

    Had a blast guys. And thanks Aaron for saving my life. I owe you a beer

    March 29, 2014

    • Aaron

      Ha! No problem dude. I think I only saved you from a few extra bruises though.

      March 29, 2014

  • Lauren V.

    Tonight was the best shower I've had in a long time! Hope to see you guys again

    March 29, 2014

  • Mel H

    This was a really awesome experience and a great group of people to meet!

    March 29, 2014

  • Aaron

    Anybody at Shady Grove yet? Not sure where exactly the bus is getting us...

    March 29, 2014

    • Aaron

      Found it. Little green bus :)

      March 29, 2014

    • Christina

      We're 10 minutes away

      March 29, 2014

  • Lauren V.

    Elise is coming with me, too. Is there parking at the clocktower?

    March 27, 2014

    • Mel H

      Is there parking at Shady Grove?

      March 27, 2014

    • Lauren V.

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      March 27, 2014

  • Alex V.

    Should we bring anything for the rain?

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you have this again. I've missed this one and the last two due to scheduling conflicts. Thanks!

    March 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries I'll catch one eventually!

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this for girls only. The title is suggesting as it.

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this the beginner or intermediate class?

    March 14, 2014

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