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THE NUTTY PUTTY CAVE IS CLOSED!
Nutty Putty CyclersNewNUTTY PUTTY CYCLERS - 9/2010 - Track the progress of Dan Petersen(Emily Jones’ brother), Jonathan Miller (Emily’s cousin), and Eric Maughan (Family friend), as they cycle across America to raise money and awareness for a special charity that is helping widows. The idea to help the John Jones family after his death in the Nutty Putty Cave is happening right now. Check out their blog for details and ways to donate to their cause.
NewSPELUNKERS SEARCH FOR SUSAN POWELL - 10/11/2010

Nightside12/03/2009 - SAVE THE CAVE VS. SAVE RECREATIONAL CAVING IN THE CAVE

12/03/2009 - NITESIDE- Michael Leavitt is interviewed on the popular KSL Nightside radio program with Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard.

NEWS REPORTS, BLOGS, EDITORIALS, LETTERS, RADIO, TV & LINKS

KUTV212/02/2009- KUTV News presents an accurate status of the cave and its closure. View the 2 minute 26 second online video. LINK TO VIDEO

11/30/2009 - BOY SCOUT LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE - David Arnold writes his experiences with the Nutty Putty Cave.

11/27/2009 - DECISION TO CLOSE THE CAVE - The decision to permanently close the cave was made earlier today after much discussion of all of the options. The body of caver John Jones could not be recovered without risking injury to rescue personnel and the decision was made to make the cave the permanent resting place with assurances to the family that the cave would be closed and that his body would never be disturbed.

JOHN JONES DIES IN THE CAVE - 11/25/2009

 

WEBSITE OWNERSHIP CHANGES
With the closure of the cave, this website has completely changed from a live reservation site reflecting the cave management team, to a comprehensive information site reflecting the opinions of a sole individual. There are lots of opinions shared on this website and to buffer the Timpanogos Grotto and SITLA from criticisms, the website has been switched over to reflect the private ownership by Michael Leavitt. This change will allow information and opinions to be shared freely without organizational pressures or threats from legal advisors.
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THE NUTTY PUTTY CAVE
Brandon Kowallis © - Used W/Permission

Below is the original website notification on 11/26/2009...

This website was developed for the cave and it is still filled with lots of references to cave access permit information. Due to the tragic caving death on November 24-25, 2009, all caving in the cave is prohibited. It will take lots of time to have the entire website reflect this, so be patient until we can make all of the needed changes. Until then, enjoy the information on this site as it is a true repository of Nutty Putty Cave history including the discovery of the cave and the prior rescues from the cave.

Questions and information requests should be directed to our Cave Access Manager, Michael Leavitt at Michael@NuttyPuttyCave.com or 801-636-6816

CAVE LOCATION: Utah County - SW of Utah Lake

NEWSLETTER: THE NUTTY PUTTY CAVER - SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
STATUS: The Nutty Putty Cave is open for exploration. Gaining access to the cave is easy when you follow the steps outlined in the TRIP PLANNER portion of this website. Your proper planning and adherence to the rules will prevent accidents and help ensure that the cave stays open for generations to come.
TRIP LEADER ADVISORY
You are responsible for yourself, your group, and your group’s behavior. If you fail in your responsibility, then you are subject to possible legal action. Please cave responsibly.

NUTTY PUTTY TRIP PLANNER SECTION

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HELP SUPPORT THE CAVE
  • Cave Management Plan
  • Reserve a Date & Time
  • Cave Access Request Form
  • Fee & Security Deposit
  • Cave Rules
  • Equipment Check Form
  • Affiliation Approvals
  • Trip Report Form

NUTTY PUTTY ACCESS

NEED A CAVE GUIDE? - Are you a first timer that needs a planned trip to join? Need a Cave Guide? Want to volunteer as a Cave Guide?

NUTTY PUTTY GATING HISTORY - A history of the cave gating and closure.

  • Safety Concerns
  • Removing Entrance Graffiti
  • State - Access & Time Use

SAVING THE CAVE - VIDEO

CAVING IS INHERENTLY HAZARDOUS

Caving is inherently hazardous. The information shared on our grotto website is done as a courtesy and we cannot be held accountable for for accidents that may befall you and your group. We do our best to provide accurate information, but we must remind all cavers... CAVE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

MANY UTAH CAVES...

  • Have large vertical drops or pits, that and require physical fitness, specialized training, specialized equipment, and specialized skill in using such equipment before entering.
  • Are very cold and wet, and require proper training, footwear and clothing before entering.
  • Have very tight sections and are very mazy in nature. This means that without care and caution, it is easy to get stuck or lost which can result in the need for rescue or even the loss of life.
  • Have loose, rocky places in them where cavers may slip and fall, or where rocks can easily be dislodged onto other cavers, or fall from great heights which can cause serious injury and/or death.

SOME UTAH CAVES...

  • Are very dry and dusty and the dust is known to contain that which can cause respiratory diseases. In these cases, please use proper respirator protection to avoid serious and potentially life threatening maladies
  • Contain Bats, rats and other animals. These animals are protected by National law and many are endangered, please use every effort to not disturb these unique animals which are highly valuable in out echo system. WARNING: Many of these animals may carry diseases, so avoid being bitten by them.
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