Caving Suppliers

originally compiled by Kevin Harris; currently maintained by the

This list of the suppliers is for the benefit of U.S. cavers. We list mostly local suppliers unless a foreign supplier offers products difficult to get in the U.S.

State Of The Artz, 326 Stonewall Circle, Woodstock, VA 22664.
Packs, harnesses, coveralls accessories. Phone orders: 540 459 8526 or . This business is run by Mike Artz.
B&C Wunderwear, 2368 Antioch Pike, Antioch, TN 37013.
Specializes in custom coveralls, kneepads, packs, rope pads, and accessories. Phone orders: 615 315 9777. This business is run by Cecile James.
Bob And Bob, P.O. Box 441, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Bob LiebmanFull service vendor specializing in caving supplies: Coveralls, lights, packs, ropes, harnesses, ascenders, descenders, helmets, chest boxes, webbing, accessories. Phone orders: 304 772 5049. This business is run by .
Cave Books, 4700 Amberwood Drive, Dayton, OH 45424.
Small publisher of cave-related books.
Custom Cave Gear, P.O. Box 7351, Charlottesville, VA 22906.
Simmons Roller manufacturer. This business is run by Ron Simmons, inventor of the Simmons roller.
Gibbs Products, 2608 East 3820 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84109.
Gibbs ascenders manufacturer. Phone orders: 801 272 8354.
Inner Mountain Outfitters, 41 Herald Drive, Bethlehem, GA 30620.
Full service vendor specializing in caving supplies: Coveralls, lights, ropes, packs, harnesses, ascenders, descenders, helmets, flashbulbs, accessories. Orders: 770 307 4686 or . This business is run by Nina and Jeff Martin.
Inner Realm Books, PO Box 1952, Carlsbad, NM 88221-1952.
Books, CDs and DVDs for cavers. There is no web site but they have a printed catalog. Phone orders: 575 887 2845. This business is run by .
Karst Sports, PO Box 555/RT 1 Box 184, Shinnston, WV 26431.
All kinds of caving supplies with an online catalog on the web. Phone orders: 800 734 2851, Fax 304 592 1608, Voice 304 492 2600. This business is run by .
Lost Creek Packs, 3430 Huron-Williams Rd., Williams, IN 47470.
Manufacturer of what have become practically the standard for rugged cave packs. Phone: 812 388 6800. This business is run by Anmar Mirza.
NSS Bookstore, 2813 Cave Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35810.
Cave and bat related books, posters, and accessories. Phone 205 852 1300.
Pelican Lights and Cases, Torrance, CA.
Rugged lights and waterproof cases for all types of sporting activities. Phone: 800 276 3346.
On Rope 1, Inc., 5940-C Hwy 58, Harrison, TN 37341.
The featured products are complete rope climbing systems, featuring all the recommended hardware. Three different complete systems are featured: the Double Bungee system, fastest and most efficient for long climbs; the Mitchell system, fastest system that also allows down-climbing the rope; and the Frog system, the standard rope climbing system used in Europe. They also feature pre-fabricated climbing system parts, such as foot loops and chest harnesses with adjustment straps, adjustable safety ascenders, etc. They also retail a variety of individual parts such as ascenders, racks, carabiners, chest rollers, buckles, pulleys, webbing, rope, and accessories. Phone: 423 344 4716, Fax: 423 344 9089. This business is run by Bruce Smith, principal author of the NSS publication On Rope and Chad Dubuisson. Email or .
Seal Skins, 1701 E 58th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Wet suits and accessories for cold-water caving. Phone orders: 317 253 5395. This business is run by David Strickland.
Speleobooks, PO Box 10, Schoharie, NY 12157-0010.
Wide variety of cave and bat related books, magazines, posters, clothing, jewelry and accessories. Phone 518 295 7978. This business is run by . Located near, and custodian of, several popular caves in the Schoharie County, NY area.
Speleoshoppe, PO Box 297-N4, Fairdale, KY 40118-0197.
Small general caving equipment vendor, specializing in British imports. Orders: 800 626 5877 or . This business is run by Ian Ellis.
Speleo Technics Company
They make the "FX" series of electric caving lamps and batteries. These are very popular in England and there are only a few vendors here in the US. So if you want to get them from the source, or have questions, these are the people to go to.
Sterling Rope Company, 31 Washington Avenue, Scarborough, ME 04074-9782.
Rope manufacturer sells through several outlets such as Earth Gear and Boston Rock Gym. Phone: 207 885 0330, Fax: 207.885.0033. Chris O'Connell, Sales Manager.
BMS Rescue Equipment, HC 68 Box 64B, Friars Hill, W.V. 24938.
Hardware for rescue rope climbing and descending. Phone orders: 304 497 4311, email . This business is run by Carroll Bassett.

Last updated Dec. 2, 2007.