Spanish Moss Cave
Join The Grotto


Michael LeavittAdam LeavittAll people who wish to explore Spanish Moss Cave need training. This cave requires knowledge of ascending and descending ropes, crawling, and the confidence to spend at least 3 hours underground. Just hiking to the locked cave gate requires good health with about an hour of moderate to very rugged uphill climbing. Don’t take shortcuts on your preparation for the incredible exploration experience. Join the NSS, join the grotto, and if you are leading a BSA or youth group, then get all of the training you can.

The National Speleological Society is the foremost authority for caving information and training. Visit their website for great information and a local NSS grotto (Grotto = Caving Club). We recommend that you join the NSS for just $40 per year.

The Timpanogos Grotto is the best resource for caving information in Utah County, Utah. Join the Timp Grotto today and take advantage of meetins, socials, vertical training, and caving trips for just $15 per year.

VERTICAL TRAINING - Visit the Timpanogos Grotto website to see upcoming training schedules.


Adam LeavittThe Boy Scouts of America is a fabulous resource for training and safety information.

BSA LEADERS - Adult leaders need major training to lead wild caving trips. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • BSA Climbing Instructor (10 hour course)
  • BSA Climb On Safely
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR (a 6 1/2-hour course)
  • Wilderness First Aid Basic (a 16-hour course) - Recommended

NOTE: Check with your local BSA Council for details and course offerings.