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The Vermonster Cave System

Cave Type: Vertical

Rock Type: Bascom-Beldens marble, Bascom formation

Description: The Vermonster system is the second-logest cave in New England, and was discovered in 2012 by the Berkshire Area Diggers Association. It consists of multiple infeeding stream passages, often wet, and several short vertical drops. The passage alternates between tight segments and large rooms, often with extensive breakdown in the upper levels. Some sections have multiple overlapping passages with vertical exposure, and rope and vertical gear is required in three places.

The cave is not generally open for visitation; photos below are from the 2012 exploration and survey.

Difficulty: Challenging

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