Caving Caving


  • Feb 19
  • 09:00 AM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Feb 19
  • 06:00 PM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Feb 17
  • 08:00 PM


  • $Nada


  • Bath County, VA, USA


I want to lead my first caving trip of the semester by going back to Croads this Sunday! This is a super fun cave with many different paths to choose from, and it’s also a great beginner cave for anyone interested in the sport. We will teach you all you need to know about safety and conservation; just be prepared for an exciting (and tiring) day of exploring this maze!

9:00 – Leave Echols
12:00 – Arrive at cave, go over safety/conservation information, and start caving
4:00 – Finish caving and head back to car
6:00 – Back at Echols

Gear to Bring:
– Water
– Snack/Lunch
– 24 hour emergency food supply
– A trash bag for hypothermia kit
– A container for any human waste – pack it in, pack it out
– Clothes that can get dirty/ripped/ruined, INCLUDING GLOVES
– Close toed shoes that can get dirty/ripped/ruined (I recommend boots, but hiking/running shoes with good traction will do)
– Caving helmet (please don’t use the club’s climbing helmets; the caving helmets are the old Petzl Ecrin Rocs with a suspension system instead of a foam system)
– No fewer than 2 working headlamps with spare batteries
– At least 1 spare light in addition to your 2 headlamps (can be a headlamp or flashlight)
– A bag or backpack that can get dirty/ripped/ruined
– Clean clothes/shoes for the car (please please)
– Trash bag for dirty clothes, shoes, and backpack (make sure it’s big enough)
– Knee pads (optional)

Important notes:
– You MUST read the Caving Checklist provided by the club. It can be found under the Resources tab on the website. I have also linked it here:
– You are responsible for gathering all of your own equipment. Most of the gear is available at the club’s gear room. If you cannot get to a gear room, please reach out asap, and I can grab you what you need.
– You should be comfortable crawling around in tight spaces and being in the dark.
– Because caving is such a dangerous sport, I will be very strict in ensuring you have the proper equipment (i.e., if you are not properly equipped with EVERYTHING mentioned above (even trash bags and spare clothing), you are not entering the cave).
– It is a good idea to not have anything massively important scheduled for the evening of the trip in the unlikely event we are delayed

**Driver needed! You’ll get priority off the waitlist, and gas will be reimbursed.**




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