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The Greater Houston Grotto: A Caving Group Pages

The Greater Houston Grotto ( is one of approximately 200 local chapters of the National Speleological Society ( We've been around for quite a while, and in 2007, we had 58 members. Our meetings are every third Tuesday of the month, and members generally organize one or two caving trips a month. The best way for a person to get active in our group is to come to the meetings and get to know as many people as possible. Networking often opens up a lot of caving opportunities.

In case you're interested, a typical weekend trip with the Greater Houston Grotto might entail caravaning to the Hill Country, followed by a night of camping, cooking, and socializing. In the morning, we'll hike to a cave and either walk, crawl, climb, or rappel inside. Over the next several hours we'll explore the various nooks and crannies of the cavern. We'll witness breath-taking formations, get a bit dirty, learn a thing or two, and maybe observe some interesting wildlife. That evening after cleaning up, we'll cook a good meal and tell stories late into the night. The next day, we might spend a few hours giving back to our hosts by helping to improve the property or by performing some conservation work. And that's a wrap. Good food, good people, good times.

The current leadership structure of the Greater Houston Grotto is as follows:

Greater Houston Grotto Officers

Chairman: Wes Rosenstein

Vice-Chairman: Ray Hertel

Secretary: Courtney McClymont

Treasurer: Scott Cogburn

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Types of Caves July 18, 2014 7:32 AM anonymous
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About The Greater Houston Grotto: A Caving Group January 18, 2019 6:37 AM anonymous

Houston, TX

Founded Mar 26, 2008


Santiago, Courtney, Kevin, Ray Hertel, Wes
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