Rumble Cave (Dry)




Access issues inherited from Tasmania

Many locals continue to use community run website for crag/route updates and noting any access issues. The associated app can be downloaded and used offline!

Gerry Narkowicz also produces hardcopy guides to numerous venues across the state via the 'Climb Tasmania' website

Ethic inherited from Tasmania

  • The operation and use of drones by park visitors on reserved land including national parks is not permitted​

  • Peregrine Falcons nest from July - December each year. It’s important that climbers don’t climb near active nests during this period. Known sites (non exhaustive) are: Sand River (Far East, The Panopticon), Bare Rock (R of the Boneyard, L of Bisso of Orange), Rocky Cape, Pubic Wall/Duck Reach, Hillwood, Gunners Quoin, Lowdina.

  • Please note that Tasmania has notoriously patchy phone reception for particular service providers. Telstra is the most reliable. An emergency Personal Locator Beacon or similar is recommended kit when climbing in remote locations.

  • For more information - follow the link below for some local tips + tricks on how to better reduce your impact during your next Tassie climbing holiday


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Stand Start. Start on the black rock a few metres in from the lip on the left side of the cave, at a bit of a ridge 2 metres from the very back. Use Gaston like sloper and right hand pinch with feet in roof. Climb out into Fire in the Hole and top out the same. Originally V10 turned V8 and back up to around V9 after two holds broke.

Sitstart on pedestal on the left edge of cave and head out right to top out Note: This was originally put up as V7...general community consensus grade seems to settle in at around V5

Start as for Fire in the Hole, through the hueco and drop down into the bottom lip jug of Rumble via big move, finish as for Rumble.

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2015

Start as for Thriller in Manilla, climb to jug at lower lip and head left via big move into finish of Fire in the Hole.

FA: S. Young, 2012

Left hand start to Rumble in the Jungle. Start off opposing edges in roof.

Start off undercling in back of the cave climb two moves into thriller in Manilla

Thriller in Manilla extended, but with the excellent finish as for fire in the hole.

Start as for Rumble in the Jungle and finish as for Fire in the Hole

Classic. Stand start from jug in cave. Strenuous roof climbing to turn lip, then face to top out.

After starting Rumble head right to lip, finishing on right side of capstone.

Proud line starting as for Bongo in the Congo in the very back of the cave, after a metre or so traverse under the roof section into Flat Head and finish as for Fire in the Hole.

FA: T. Krauss, 2014

Roof climbing, finishing on the starting hold of Rumble. Sit start of jugs in cave about 5m right of Rumble.

Update: The final move linking Bongo in the Congo into Rumble in the Jungle has broken and further deteriorated in around 2013/14? The linking move is now considerably harder and Bongo in the Congo including the last move now goes at around V6. Historical Grade, V4..

Another Linkup. Climb all of Bongo in the Congo and finish up Rumble in the Jungle.

Start as for Flat Head and finish as for Fire in the Hole

FA: T. Krauss, 2012

Start as for Flounder, link into the end of 'Rumble in the Jungle' where Rumble meets the lip. Finish straight up as for Rumble.

Start as for Flounder sitstart and traverse the lip leftwards, head up on crimps about 1 metre right of Rumble, finish as for Rumble.

SDS under lip 3m right of RITJ (1m left of corner). Same start holds as Flat Head. Up on slopes & crimps.

Start as for Flounder, do the first moves and head left around the bulge into the water runnel via the big sloper. Stay away from the corner and the knee bars. Stand start from big sloper up the water runnel goes at v3.

FA: 2006

Sitstart up short hanging corner

Sit start in corner as for Yoga, head right on slopers into Congaline of Suckholes and finish on top jug of same climb.

Sit start as for Congaline of Suckholes and head left via slopers into Yoga.

FA: S. Young, 2012

Sit start, up black streak 3m right of Flounder.

Sit start as for Congaline Of Suckholes and finish as for Frogger

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2013

Start as for Frogger and finish as for Congaline by climbing all the way into Congaline and doing its finishing move

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2014

Starts in the back left corner of the constant gardener cave, gains the slopey lip to the left of the cave, traverses the lip to the left for about a metre and heads straight up via crimps and flat juggy holds.

FA: T. Krauss, 2013

Starts in the left back of the constant gardener cave, makes three or so moves towards the lip of the cave and links into the Constant Gardener.

FA: T. Krauss, 2013

A few metres right of Congaline of Suckholes there is a bit of a cave, with a flat hold at the lip. Straight out through the cave to the flat hold, then up the slab.

SDS up over lip on knobs and up knobby slab, needs a lot of cleaning!

SDS up black groove on slopers

FA: C. Hampton, Oct 2014

Start as for V2 out to lip sloper, then big move left to left hand crimp and sketchy mantle

FA: Chris Lang, Oct 2014

SDS with hands matched in little cave, right hand out to sloper on lip, heel hook and difficult mantle to top

Up corner steeply on big jugs

Full traverse of the top lip of the cave. Many traverses from different starting points have been done over the years, all at roughly the same grade. Make your own adventure, crux is the lichen and dirt. Pumpy coming across the exposed lip. Mantle at pillar to finish or walk off in the corner depending on direction of traverse. Watch out for rusty fence at left the end.


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Author(s): Gerry Narkowicz

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9780646841946

Cracks, sea stacks, big walls, remote exotic locations, volcanic columns, no crowds and your choice of the predominant dolerite, some quartzite and a little sandstone to remind you of the mainland. Many a wilderness climbing experience can be had within a 2hr car trip from the main centers. By Gerry Narkowicz. This guide features 1280 routes.

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