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The Richmond Area Speleological Society is a caving grotto based in Richmond, Virginia, though we draw our membership from all over Central Virginia. Come join us to talk about upcoming events, recent trips and trip reports, and other caving stuff. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' office located at 7870 Villa Park Dr, Richmond, VA 23228, from 7:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM.

News and Announcements!

SPECIAL NOTE #1: Several times this year the gate lock has been incorrectly locked through the chain, locking out others who have access to the property. Any RASS member using the Field Station is responsible for making sure the RASS lock is only locked through another two locks. The locks should be "daisy-chained" in series so that any lock can unlock the gate. DO NOT BY-PASS ANY LOCK IN THE SERIES. If you are unsure how this works PLEASE ASK SOMEONE TO SHOW YOU. Every time the locks are incorrectly locked, the Property Manager has to make a 2-hour trip to correct the mistake.

RASS Christmas Party details will be available soon.

Interested in a Novice Cave Trip? Contact our President, Jason Hart at

Last Webpage Update: 11/18/2017

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RASS: Dedicated to cave conservation, education about caves and caving resources, and the safe exploration of caves.

RASS is a grotto (chapter) of the National Speleological Society. The NSS is the national association for cavers in the US and abroad.

Click here to learn more about the National Speleological Society and the many opportunities to become involved in caving.

To contact a RASS Officer for more information about our organization, click here.
If you are interested in joining RASS, please click here.
You will find the membership application at the bottom of the page.

The RASS By-laws are now available online. You can click here for the document in Word .DOCX format, or here for the document in Adobe .PDF format.

RASS Field Station phone number: 540-996-4188

Note: All new RASS members AND all renewing RASS members need to complete a membership form. Whatever method chosen to pay membership dues, including PayPal, a membership form needs to be completed yearly and sent to the Membership Chair. To open the membership form click here.

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