DOGWOOD CITY GROTTO
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This month, Reilly Blackwell will give a presentation on recent exploration in Tumbling Rock Cave. Reilly, along with Lee White and many other TAG cavers, has been instrumental in the discovery and mapping of a wet multi-drop route in Tumbling Rock. This new passage starts at the Inner Sanctum and goes up more than 300', and is now known as the Ouroboros Extension. Her presentation will cover the initial discovery, survey process, and the extensive aid climbing Lee did to push this section, and will feature photos by Jacob Lieber.
Reilly has been living in TAG for a year, and caves mostly in Alabama, as well as on expeditions around North America. She was the NSS Headquarters Intern in 2018.
Designed to instruct students in the knowledge and skills to safely climb and rappel using SRT with hands-on training in both classroom and field settings. Includes information on: rigging and equipment, climbing systems and their applications, ascending, descending, changeovers in both directions, and dealing with rope obstructions.
If you want to start doing vertical caving, this is a great way to learn how to rappel and climb safely. The course is taught by the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit in Alabama and as of this time there are 5 open spots.
This is a public event, and registration is handled at the HCRU website. The DCG website's registration system is just so we can see who from DCG is attending, and network together as a Grotto.
Full details are available at http://www.hcru.org/srt.
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