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Caving Organizations

There are many national and local caving organizations and other groups that support cave education, conservation, and research. The following page lists some of them and will provide you with more information that you may find useful. >>Caving Organizations

Educational Resources

Teachers, outdoor schools, and groups such as the Boy and Girl Scouts may wish to integrate caving into their curriculum or activities.  This page will help guide you towards curriculum-based educational programs and other useful resources. >>Educational Resources


This page contains other links, including links to caving equipment and specialty book vendors. These links are provided for information only and do not represent an endorsement. None of these vendors have paid to appear on this site. >>Links

Advanced Techniques

Additional Books that Cover Advanced Material

Alpine Caving Techniques. Covers technical rigging of ropes, methods of ascending and descending, and other advanced topics. Much of the vertical techniques described here are those used widely in Europe and outside of the US, but it is a very good book.


On Rope. Covers technical rope rigging and vertical ascending and descending methods that are common to the US. There is some overlap with the above book, but this one deals exclusively with vertical caving and not techniques in general.


Cave Geology. This book, written by one of the world's foremost geologists, covers how many different types of caves are formed. The book also covers cave hydrology, mineralogy, and almost every other topic related to caves and how they form. An excellent book that is a must for every caver.