Cave Rappelling

Information and Rates

For groups of six or more, with a pre-paid appointment, a cave rappelling class is offered every Saturday or Sunday through the last weekend of October.

Walk-ins are invited and no reservations are needed. This class is for beginners.

The activity begins with an instruction session.  A double belay (two-ropes – two staffers) is used.  All equipment is provided by Laurel Caverns.  Every participant is guaranteed at least two drops.  Since our rappelling cliff is in the cave, rain is never a problem.

For groups of six or more, with a prepaid appointment, a cave rappelling class is available every Saturday or Sunday through the last weekend of October.

VERY IMPORTANT

NOTE:  The above start times are the start times.  For reasons of safety, late arrivers cannot be accommodated.  Try to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  Allow extra driving time.  Read our directions link and the rappelling release form.

Reservations

For groups of six or more, with a pre-paid appointment, this cave rappelling class is offered on other days of the week during those same months as well. Call 724-438-3003 to make your reservation.

Cameras

Cameras are welcome in the caverns, but please, no video recorders.

This Cave Rappelling is Designed for Beginners

This activity is designed for beginners.  The activity begins with an instruction session.  A double belay (two-ropes – two staffers) is used.  All equipment is provided by Laurel Caverns.  Every participant is guaranteed at least two drops.  Since our rappelling cliffs are in the cave, rain is never a problem.

The cave rappelling activity requires a signed release form which, for anyone under 18 years of age, must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian.  This form must be read carefully for it will convey a sense of the risks associated with high adventure cave rappelling.  Any individual under the age of 18 arriving without a parentally signed release form will not be admitted to a rappelling activity.  Trip sponsors and leaders may not sign for anyone as a proxy for the parent.

Cave Rappelling Release Form

Pricing for Cave Rappelling

  • $35 per person

PLEASE NOTE: No individual(s) under the age of 18 may participate in Cave Rappelling unless an adult having supervisory authority for the individual(s) is present during the program in the cave with them.

Please see the homepage for the days open for this season.  We are open from mid-April through the last Sunday in October.  The traditional Tour and Modified Traditional Tour are offered every day, without exception.  We are even open on holidays.  When the first ticket for the “next tour” is sold a twenty minute countdown is started.  With this rule, no one need wait more than twenty minutes for the one hour tour.  The visitors’ center opens every day at 9:00 AM.  The last tour of the day enters at 4:30 PM.