Smoke Cave





Dry in the wet. Some holds outside the cave can get wet in the rain.

Access issues

None at present.


Park at the end of Baeckea Place. Follow the dirt track down hill until you reach the train tracks. Follow the train tracks right for 30 metres until another dirt track is reached. Continue down the hill and until the cave is reached on your left hand side.


Take out all rubbish.


History timeline chart

Discovered by Paul Kinnane. Established by Paul Kinnane and Trent Searcy.


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Sit start on the left hand entrance of the cave on the good side pull. Climb the diagonally trending feature and finish above the caves entrance.

The obvious sit start to 'The Kids Are Restless'. Start as for 'Black Hole' just inside the cave on the side-pulls. Move left to the arete and climb 'The Kids Are Restless' to the top. Finishes once established on the face. Jump down.

FA: pamelalansbury, 2022

Two move sit start to Fireplay's one move sit start ha ha. Start as for Burning Down the House and traverse horizontally left into Fireplay's start. Finish as for that.

FA: 18 Jun

Sit start with R+LH on good side pulls. Climb up into 'Nightmoves' underclings and climb this route backwards. Once at the blocky undercling Head up and right and finish matched on the black hole in the back right hand side of the cave.

FA: pamelalansbury, 4 Jul 2020

Start in the black hole at the back of the cave, climb into all of Nightmoves crux, then exit via Burning Down the House.

FA: 22 Aug 2021

Starts matched on the big undercling on the left hand side of the cave. Head left and finish on the headwall.

FA: Paul Kinnane

Burning Down the House to its 3rd hold, then press into a RH gaston into Nightmoves, gain its final kneebar, and finish as for that problem.

(It's a line out of Burning Down the House). Links new territory straight into the Nightmoves crux, joining it at its crimper as a RH gaston. Start as for BDTH but with a RH on a slopey crimp in the middle of the wall. RH to gaston the Nightmoves intermediate crux crimp, then a very hard shoulder press into the remainder of the crux of Nightmoves. Finish as for that.

FA: 28 Sep 2021

Start matched on BDTH undercling. Break up & right to flat slopey edge, then right gain into gaston press. Push up into bad undercling and cross LH to the good dish of Nightmoves. Finish in the black hole up and right. A unique sequence for this cave.

FA: 12 Oct 2021

Nightmoves, finishing up Burning Down the House.

FA: 18 Jun

Starts in the back left hand side of the cave on the right hand gaston and left hand side pull. Head up to a good edge and then left on a series of underclings. Head out the cave and finish on the headwall.

FFA: TRENT SEARCY, 10 Mar 2014

Nightmoves start direct to the black hole finish.

Stand Start on RHS of Cave on big undercling halfway into cave. Move into roof via RH ear and crimpy sloper of Nightmoves. Move into the good underclings of BDTH and finish as for Burning Down the House.

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