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.
Please note the alternating meeting locations and days!
Our meetings start at 7:30 P.M. and feature business, announcements, and programs (slides, video, narrative) on recent caving trips or cave related topics.
On even calendar months, our general, membership meetings are held on the
second WEDNESDAY 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 odd calendar months, our general, membership meetings are held on the
second TUESDAY at First Ascent Climbing and Fitness located at 3516 N Spaulding Ave, in Chicago, Illinois. First Ascent requires a waiver 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 our chairperson.