FAQs

What is the Timpanogos Grotto?

The Timpanogos Grotto is a caving club. Specifically, we are a chapter of the National Speleological Society. We explore and study caves in the state of Utah.

Why should I join?

Members get access to our Utah caving digital library (the largest in the state). They’re also added to our email list so they can keep up to date on grotto sponsored caving trips and events. Grotto members have free access to cave survey gear, and other caving equipment such as helmets. We offer quarterly SRT (single rope technique) training to members since many of Utah’s caves require vertical access.

Do members get a list of Utah cave locations?

Caves are fragile ecosystems. In order to protect them, we do not publish cave locations to the public. Think of the grotto as a place to meet Utah cavers and get involved. We’re happy to take you to caves, but we don’t share coordinates unless you are working with the grotto on cave projects. Cave and karst information can be made available to researchers and scientists studying within the state.

How do I join?

Grotto membership is $25.00 per year. To join, send us an email with your contact information to timpgrotto@gmail.com. You can pay your grotto membership via our PayPal link here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/timpgrotto

Where does the grotto meet?

The Timp Grotto meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Orem City Library.

Address: 58 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

Time: 7:00 pm

The meeting is held downstairs in the basement auditorium. You can also check our Facebook page for upcoming meeting information.

Grotto meetings provide opportunities to learn about caving and meet other cavers. – Photo by: Matt Paulson
Timp Grotto members during an evening of rope training. – Photo by: Matt Paulson
Grotto members surveying in a Utah Cave – Photo by: Gretchen Baker