Hey everyone, the gear swap for JUNE 2020 is up and live!!!! So head on over to the main navigation bar or click here to be taken to the page. There is a linked Google Sheet that will allow anyone to add to it, please do so as you can. The meeting time and date is in the link, you’ll not find it here.

We look forward to seeing everyone and what you’re keen to swap around! All proceeds go to the Triangle Troglodytes Grotto Treasury, so your after-meeting food won’t be paid for by gear sales. Remember that bringing unused gear for others may enable cavers to go further safely, and since you’re not caving alone (RIGHT?!) you need more caving partners!

I’m flattered you’re still here, but you missed the link.

-Elise S.

(Dues-paying) Grotto members:

On August 25 we will visit a cave in Lee County, VA. We will have an affordable nearby campground reserved for the nights of August 24 and 25. Some brief details about the cave follow. Please complete the signup survey linked below [Removed].

This will be a horizontal trip; no vertical gear needed. I always recommend knee pads. There are some long, low crawls, but they can be bypassed. Much of the cave offers walking passage. How wet you get will depend on recent rainfall and whether you reach the stream passage. Wetsuits aren’t needed, but you will appreciate waterproof boots.

This cave is appropriate for all skill levels. Attractions include waterfalls, gypsum, salamanders, weird formations, mountains of breakdown.

If you want to go on this trip and you haven’t already signed up, please send me an email (chair@tritrogs.org).



Chair: Mark Daughtridge

Vice Chair: Ken Walsh

Webmaster: Carlin Kartchner

Secretary: Emily Graham

Treasurer: Martin Groenewegen

Ken hosted our first Officers Meeting of the year and provided, among other things, wine and chocolate. So, keep that in mind, those of you who might consider running in 2018!




The 2016 officers have been elected. The Contact Us page on the website has been updated accordingly if you need to reach out to the officers this year.

Chair: Ken Walsh
Vice Chair: Robert Harris
Webmaster: Carlin Kartchner
Secretary: Emily Graham
Treasurer: Joel Johnson