Welcome To

The Pittsburgh Grotto

Mapping Service and Resource page

The Pittsburgh Grotto is committed to educating the public about the importance of caves and the need to protect them. We provide resources for learning about minimum impact caving, underground ecosystems, and more. We also work tirelessly to protect the world’s underground spaces by promoting responsible caving practices and encouraging cavers to respect the environment and its inhabitants 

Tight Spaces

Our members conquer squeezes without hesitation.


Vertical Practices and other excercises are taught cosistently in order to produce quality cavers.

Cave Rescue

With many members having varying levels of cave rescue training we are always happy to lend a hand.