Huntsville Underground: Horizontal and vertical caving

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you ever find yourself amongst a group of cavers, you'll quickly find out the words 'horizontal and vertical' are staples in ...

November 18, 2022
4:04 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you ever find yourself amongst a group of cavers, you'll quickly find out the words 'horizontal and vertical' are staples in conversation. That's because there are two types of caving: horizontal and vertical! Horizontal caving is when you can walk into a cave, with a helmet of course.  Ted Doggett with Huntsville Grotto says this is how most people start out. While safety should be at the top of everyone's mind, you don't need a rope or vertical gear to do horizontal caving.

Nixon Norman