Caving

Caving comes in various degrees of difficulty from very easy horizontal walk in caves to very difficult vertical pit caves in Missouri. According to the last published reports in January 2020, the state of Missouri is home to over 7, 500 documented caves, the vast majority of them are south of the Missouri River.

Stygian Grotto has been previously involved in and continues to be active in various activities such as Cave Surveying and Mapping, Cave Gating, Cave Restoration, Archaeological Preservation, Cave Search & Rescue, Youth and Community Education.

Stygian Grotto was a significant contributor to the Picture Cave Project and was responsible for the construction of the gates that preserve the cave for future generations of study.. For more information, the book Picture Cave is available for purchase.

Trips afield and underground are arranged typically on weekends. Other trips are occasionally scheduled in conjunction with activities involving other organizations such as The Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy (MCKC), The Missouri Speleological Survey (MSS), Missouri Stream Teams and various state and county park departments.

New Discoveries:

St Charles County

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Buried for 50 years under farm trash

Mar 2020

St Charles County

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2019

St Charles County

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Mar 2019

St Louis County

Witness Tree Cave

Jan 2021

Lincoln County

Trefoil Cave

2020

Lincoln County

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2020

St Charles County

Howell Cave

2012

St Charles County

2015

Franklin County

2021

St Charles County

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Aug 2021

St Charles County

Jake's Pit #2

Sept 2021

St Charles County

Jake's Pit #1

Sept 2021

St Clair Co IL

St Clair Co IL

St Clair Co IL

St Clair Co IL

Snail Survey