Tone descending cable ladder - Picture by David Ochel (2006)
The Underground Texas Grotto (UTG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit from the Austin area that explore caves in Central Texas and beyond, keeping alive traditions from 1951. Members range from raw beginners and occasional cavers to hard core international expedition cavers. All community members interested in caves and caving are welcome.
Dates: the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays (if there is one) of every month at 7:30 pm
Location: The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The meeting location may occasionally change, so it might be wise to check the calendar for more details!
Meetings feature accounts of recent caving expeditions, slide shows, and a chance to sign up for caving trips and training sessions. Contact us for location and directions.
Learn how to rappel and climb rope safely. Be sure to introduce yourself at the meeting and talk to people who are leading upcoming caving trips. UT Grotto membership is open to all members of the greater Austin community.
To become an official member of the grotto, please fill out this form. Recommended dues are $2 for first-year cavers and $10 for all others. Dues are paid directly to the Treasurer, in cash and in person.
The UT Grotto uses Google Calendar to store its events. If you already have a Google E-mail address or other Google account, you can add the UT Grotto calendar view to your own calendar account.
P. O. Box 7672
Austin, TX 78713
President: Dylan Beeler|
Vice President: Kara Savvas
Secretary-Treasurer: Grace Borengasser
Webmaster: Andy Edwards
Beginning Caver Coordinator:
If you have questions on becoming a caver, contact