CityROCK Caving Camp Trips To Cave of the Winds

We have important info listed below -- please read all the way to the bottom of this page.

ABOUT THE TRIP: 

Your child will have an incredible time on our real caving trip to Cave of the Winds. Unlike regular tours of Cave of the Winds, our trips go off the tourist trail into amazingly beautiful (but muddy) passages.  The trips are always led by a real caver registered with Cave of the Winds to lead such trips.  While your child will feel an incredible sense of adventure and discovery, they will experience wild caving in one of the very safest ways possible: they will only ever be a few minutes off of the tourist trail.  Your child will get to see amazing crystalline formations that very few people get to see.  Here are some photos from previous trips:

  

BEFORE THE TRIP: 

Print and sign the two waivers (four pages) below. We must give paper copies of these to Cave of the Winds before our trip. Your trip leader will sign the "Witness" section.
http://www.williamscanyon.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Caving_Waiver_v_021015.pdf
http://www.williamscanyon.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Hiking-Waiver-v.021015.pdf
 
Get this gear together and bring it with you:
1. Two back up light sources. Helmets will be provided by CityROCK.
2. Sturdy clothes appropriate for the cave environment; dress warm, the cave is cool & damp. (Temperature is approximately 54ºF.)  I wear a synthetic t-shirt and running shorts under polypro long underwear under cotton overalls and have a fleece & stocking cap I put on if I'm cold.  No shorts. No coats. Bring a change of clothes to protect your car on the drive home. 
3. Sturdy, ankle-high, lace up leather boots or hiking shoes appropriate for the cave environment.
4. Gloves for warmth and to protect hands. Gardening type gloves are great.
5. Kneepads will be provided by CityROCK.
6. Water bottle or canteen, with water. You only need 1 quart. No Camelbacks or hydration packs.
7. A high-energy snack: cave-safe, non-crumbly, non-gooey foods.
8. Medicine if needed. Bring any regular/emergency medication you might need (example: inhaler)
9.Empty bottle in case you have to pee (Caving is a major Leave No Trace trip)  We will have an extra "solid waste" kit...
10. Small backpack to hold your gear
 

CAMPER DROP-OFF: 8:50AM at Cave of the Winds

  • Meet at Cave of the Winds inside the main building.
  • Wear/bring the items on the list above.  Many of the caves have ladders, hand lines, mud slides, dirt, and rocks to climb.
  • Also let us know if you have questions: cave@climbcityrock.com

CAMPER PICK-UP: Noon at Cave of the Winds.

CANCELLATION:

  • If you have a recent injury (concussion, surgery, etc.) or illness (fever, diarrhea, etc.) please talk to us before you come.  We want you to be safe, and we'll allow you to transfer your camp registration to another time if need be. Direct questions to cave@climbcityrock.com
  • If Cave of the Winds closes their road (e.g. for snow or ice), we will meet at CityROCK for regular camp.  Cave of the Winds does not announce road closures until the morning of each trip, so please be sure to check your email and phone the morning of the trip.