The Windy City Grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society.
We are dedicated to the exploration, preservation and conservation of the subterranean ecosystem. Our membership includes individuals at all experience levels. We welcome anyone who is concerned with the conservation and care of these fragile cave environments, and who wish to pursue a safe and rewarding caving experience.

General Meetings
The Schedule is changing for our next general membership meetings.
Meetings will begin to alternate each month but will still start at 7:30 P.M.  On every even calendar month our general, membership meetings will still be held at Aurelio’s Pizza, located at 1455 W. Lake St. in Addison Illinois.  The Pizzeria is located at the Southwest corner of the Centennial Plaza shopping center, next door to the Marcus Cinema. On every odd number calendar month starting January 2016, the membership meeting will be held on the second TUESDAY and we will meet at First Ascent Climbing and Fitness. First Ascent is located in the Avondale neighborhood at 3516 North Spaulding Avenue in Chicago. Our meetings feature business, announcements, and programs (slides, video, narrative) on recent caving trips or cave related topics. First Ascent requires a waver form to be filled out upon a member’s first arrival. Registration may also be done online on their website.
For more information about the Grotto or its meetings please contact Phil Goldman.