The Maverick Grotto

The Maverick Grotto

Celebrating 20 years as a Texas caving organization in 2006!  The Maverick Grotto is the local caving club of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Texas. We are dedicated to promoting safe, fun, and environmentally conscious caving.  Our grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society.

The Maverick Grotto is inactive effective November 2009!

Golondrinas Cave, Mexico

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Photos from Golondrinas Cave courtesy of Ed Goff back in November of 2001.  Golondrinas in Mexico, is one of the high adventure caves of the caving world with it's 1000+ foot drop.  It's been featured in several commercials with people parachuting into it, both jumping off the side and out of a helicopter.

Ed Goff with ???

The adventure of caving is literally seeing the world from the inside out.  This photo shows the 150+ foot in diameter entrance 1000+ feet above.

Here's another picture of the entrance with Ed Goff below.  Probably thinking about how long it will take to climb out.  The light at the top of the picture is an attack from Chad Fenner's killer thumb

Ed Goff "enjoying" a pack of power gel, the energy source of champions.

Here's Chad Fenner "enjoying" a pack of Power Gel, again the energy source of champions.

Here's another chance to see the world from the inside out.  If you look closely you can see a giant pseudo scorpion just to the right at the bottom of the shovel handle.

At the entrance, Chad and Ed rigging the 1250 foot along with some of the other gear that has to be hauled up.  The rope is in two coils to make it easier to carry.

Ed and Chad - feeding rope.

At the entrance looking in, Chad Fenner is beginning his descent.

At the entrance looking out.


Chad Fenner finishing his ascent out of the cave.

Hello again  cruel world I'm back - Ed Goff near the top of his ascent out of the cave.

This page last updated September 15, 2012