enough passage off of Webster Avenue to keep the
WCCSG busy for a long time. Currently, leads near the back of
including Giger, Marathon Crawl, and Necronom are being surveyed.
These passages range from canyoning, to comfortable crawling, to those
passages that everyone looks at before sending in the smallest person
present - who invariably calls back for the rest of the team to follow
(at least for one or two shots). It was our initial hope that one
these passages would yield a fourth entrance allowing quick access to
the rear of the cave. Marathon crawl was an especially promising
that was trending directly towards two smaller caves – Briar Hole and
VanLahrs. Unfortunately, while the hydrologic connection is a
survey in both of these caves as well as in Marathon Crawl failed to
yield a physical connection. Currently, leads in Necronom blow good
amounts of air and hold promise. Marathon Crawl and Necronom have
currently been surveyed to around 1100 and 2100 feet,
Webster cave itself stands at a
Rough lineplot generated in COMPASS (modified in
Illustrator) Click to Amplify the view. This map is already out
little over 6 miles not
several hundred feet of survey in three smaller caves.
the strengths of the
WCCSG is our commitment to an accurate survey and cartography of the
highest standards. To these ends, our survey is modeled after
standards of the Cave Research Foundation. Data is reduced,
and analyzed using COMPASS. Furthermore, in order to make highly
detailed maps, the cave has been divided into quadrants, and quadrants
are drawn at a scale of 50ft to the inch using Adobe Illustrator.
Like many cave projects, the WCCSG needs all the help we
We welcome cavers of all experience levels to contact us via the
website listed above. It is through the discussion board on this
website that trips are organized (usually once or twice a month).
is hasn’t been made clear, Webster is an extremely wet cave – perfect
for the abundant Northern Cave fish, but less ideal for us terrestrial
mammals. Wetsuits are a must for Webster. However, if
interested but don’t have a wetsuit, there are other, dry caves in the
Webster Complex that we need help with as well. To accommodate
with a long drive, the cave’s owner has graciously provided us with a
fieldhouse where people can eat, drink, and be weary after trips.
Easily one of the more demanding caves in the area, Webster is also one
of the most beautiful. Once explored, it is a cave that few
ever forget (although there are some that have tried).