History

About the Grotto

OBG History

2021

Grotto Founding

OBG was founded as the first virtual grotto of the NSS
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3)

Events

Dig Trip - Virginia
Canyoneering - Washington
Ridge Walking - Washington
Vertical Practice - New York
McFails Trip - New York
Vertical Practice - Pennsylvania
Onesquethaw Trip - New York
Vertical Trip - Washington
Slingerlands Hellhole Trip - New York
Knox Photo Trip - New York
Alpine Cave Investigation - Washington
Bensons Cave Photo Trip - New York
Urban Exploration - Pennsylvania

Membership

Became a TRA Member
38 Grotto Members
2022

Events

Shreve Howell Pit Trip - West Virginia
Panther Creek Canyoneering - Washington
Canyonbeering Trip - Washington
Inyo Face Canyoneering - California
Cats in Caves Trip - Pennsylvania
Tunnel Adventures - Pennsylvania
Vertical Training - Colorado
Apache Death Cave - Arizona
Cave Survey Trip - Hawai'i

Scholarships and Donations

Donated to PCC
Donated to MAKC

Membership

76 Grotto Members
2023

Events

Hosted MAR
TAG Halloween Weekend (with the NGG) - Tennessee
Bat Ranch Trip - Virginia
Fantasy Cave Trip - Pennsylvania
Franklin Cave Trip - West Virginia
Marshals Cave Trip - New York

Scholarships and Donations

Donated $400 to the NCRC for OBG Member Mark Dickey's rescue in Turkey
Sponsored a member to NSS Convention
Sponsored a member to OCR
Sponsored a member to OTR

Membership

Became a MAR Member
Became a VAR Member
162 Grotto Members
2024

Events

Greenbrier Caving Trip - West Virginia
TAG Pre Convention Trip - Tennessee
Survey Trip - Missouri
Hosted Fall VAR - Virginia
Canyoneering Trip - Utah
Poets Crest Trip - Washington
Southern Utah Cave Trip - Utah

Scholarships and Donations

Raised and donated $2,130 to the Gauntlet.

Education