of the National Speleological Society (NSS)
Roanoke, Virginia

Cave Conservation and Safety are our priorities.
Project caving, photography, and grotto trips are our expertise.


Aragonite in Dry Cave by Dave Socky

The Blue Ridge Grotto is a social grotto, with politics taking a back seat to good trips, friendship, and good caving. We have monthly caving trips geared from the beginner to advanced project trips. We are not a large group, about 65 members, but we do have members from all over the state and the country. We are very active in the region (VAR) and the NSS. Check out our membership and About links for further information about the Blue Ridge Grotto.

BRG Gear Auction 2023

Click on this link to access information about the BRG Gear Auction for 2023. This auction is open to anyone. The auction ends Oct 31, so get your bids in now. LINK TO BRG GEAR AUCTION. (web page in a new tab). Click this for PDF of items for the auction.


National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) - Eastern Region

Below are some important links for NCRC:


*** The COVID-19 pandemic has lightened up, So the BRG meetings will revert back to in-person meetings at Jersey Lilly. See below.***

The Blue Ridge Grotto has a new meeting place. We will now be meeting in a very nice banquet room at Jersey Lilly's Road House across Rt 419 from Lewis Gale Hospital. The 3rd Friday of every month at 6:30pm. Click here for details.

Jersey Lilly's banquet room

Click here to see the new "NSS Be Nice (Anti Harassment) Policy"


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