Moss Cave is located in Rock Canyon east of Provo, Utah in the Uinta National
The entrance is gates and access is controlled for the
- Access to the main part
of the cave requires negotiating a 25 ft. Corkscrew and a 35 ft free hanging
pit. Attempts to negotiate this passage without the proper equipment and
training could result in serious injury or death.
- Parts of the cave
contain delicate speleothems which might be damaged by carelessness or
even deliberate vandalism if access were unrestricted.
to Spanish Moss Cave will be given to groups which meet the following
- Each group will consist
of no more than six persons and no less than three persons.
- The Trip Leader will
have previously entered the cave and negotiated the pits and drops.
- All trip participants
will have their own vertical gear, and will have had prior experience
using that gear which will be used for entry and subsequent use in the
cave. The equipment shall be considered safe by modern rock climbing
- Group Members agree not
to touch or to cause damage to any speleothems or remove any items from
the cave even if already broken.
- Each person who enters
the cave will sign the register and enter all information it requests.
Each group member will sign separately.
- A $20 deposit will be
left with the Timpanogos Grotto Key-holder when said key is
borrowed. Key must be returned the day of the trip. Loss or failure to
return key as agreed will result in forfeiture of deposit and possible
denial of future entry. This will also apply if any attempt to duplicate
the key is made.
- Trip Leader will give
expected time of return from the cave to a friend or relative who will
notify the Forest Service or the Timpanogos Grotto if the group hasn't
returned on time.
- A brief oral report on
group activities and cave condition will be given on return of key.
- No trip member will be
allowed to reveal the location of the cave nor will public advertising be
allowed about the cave or about any trips to the cave. Penalty will be
denial of access.
- No trail or route to
the cave will be marked in any way.
- Trip-Leader must
provide current address and phone number. Any falsification will be
considered perjury and acted upon as dictated.
- All participants are
bound by the Cave Conservation Act of 1988.
agree to abide by the above rules. I furthermore release the Uinta National
Forest and the
Grotto of the National Speleological Society from any Liability for any injury
resulting from visiting the cave.
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