Geelong’s Indoor Climbing Centre

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The Rock Adventure Centre has been Geelong's vertical obsession since 2001.  With a huge variety of climbs from beginners to experts, gear shop, cafe and an extensive bouldering and training area - The Rock has all your climbing needs covered.

Climbing for all ages

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The Rock caters for kids of all ages, ask us about our Birthday Parties!

Coffee

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Cafe - Real espresso coffee, using locally roasted beans,  hot chocolates, cold drinks & snacks available.

"You don't go out for coffee after Climbing, coffee is part of Climbing"Free WiFi

Bouldering

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Upstairs, we have our MASSIVE bouldering cave, with over 500m² of constantly changing problems of every style and grade.  Fully padded floor, climbers of all ages and skill levels can get up there to test physical limits, and train for strength and endurance.

Google maps Virtual Tour

The Rock is a great place to climb, but if you haven't been here it can be hard to understand the place. Click on the link below and you get to experience The Rock almost like you were here with a virtual tour. Go ahead, give it a try and have a look around.

Google Virtual Tour

Over 100 Climbs on 25 walls

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With walls up to 12 metres high, an extensive roped climbing area with 2 auto belays and 23 top rope set-ups to choose from - over 100 climbs to test every level.  Routes are changed often to create new challenges for regular climbers.

Gear Shop

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Climbing equipment shop, with all your climbing needs: Chalk, chalk-bags, guidebooks, shoes and much more.  We also welcome orders for gear not in stock.  More info on our Gear Shop page.

Training areas

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Extensive training area for intermediate and advanced climbers, stretching area, campus boards & more.

Lead Climbing

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For experienced climbers, 8 walls are equipped for lead climbing, with routes up to 15m long.  Bring your own rope, and preferred belay device.

Intro to Climbing Course

We are getting back into our Intro to Climbing Course. One of the first Wednesday's of every Month (Not April) we will be running a 2 hour intro course. The perfect way to start Your Vertical Obsession.

Phone 5221 3101

Rear 403 (River End) Pakington St,
Newtown, Geelong

Opening Hours

School Term Times:

Monday - Friday 4:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Public Holidays 12:00pm-5:00pm
(Closed over Xmas)

School Holiday Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-9:30pm

News

With the Victorian School holidays approaching fast, have you checked out our Kids Rock Holidays sessions yet? Or better yet, just "Rock"up as a family and we'll "Show you the ropes"

Active Activities winner

best in town, winnerWe are happy to announce that we have been awarded a Top 25 badge for Activities in Geelong. We have always prided ourselves on delivering the best Activities around and it's great that others acknowledge this as well. Check us out at http://www.activeactivities.com.au/directory/preview/the-rock-adventure-centre-115723.html

Testimonials

Popped in for the first time with the kids. Very friendly and helpful staff the entire time we were there. Looks like the place is well used by the locals and whilst we were there for 2 1/2hrs a broad range of visitors came in from other families to what appeared to be very experienced climbers tackling the more challenging walls. Clean bright and airy, the warm up area for the kids upstairs was a great way to build their confidence in getting ready to be harnessed. The team even had a small harness for the youngest one (4 1/2yrs) who also had a climb. With a very relaxed atmosphere there were walls for all levels of difficulty and no rush or pressure to move from any one wall. Great way to spend some holiday fun with the kids and build their confidence not to mention the team work. We'll definitely go back!

Bunchof5

Being more of a mountain dweller and ice climber I was a bit stand offish about the whole gym climbing idea but was met with friendly staff who were helpful with instructions. There is a wide range of gear for hire and purchase at great prices. Plenty of walls with grades for beginners through to the very much seasoned climber. Also has a fantastic bouldering area. Highly recommended.

Maquarie A

Love this place! Super friendly staff, always someone to climb with/ willing to belay. Huge boulder area and a decent range of easy to brutal climbs. Free parking too! :)

Douglas H

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The Rock Adventure Centre

Indoor Rock Climbing Centre. Since 2001 The Rock has been Geelong's Centre for Adventure With 2 levels of Vertical terrain and over 200 climbs to choose from, we have something to challenge and thrill everyone, of every age.
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The Rock Adventure Centre23/05/2017 at 3:31pm
The Rock is after a NEW Senior staff member. Do you like talking? Do you like teaching people new skills and giving them the best time ever? Then drop off your resume, have a chat and maybe you can be a new member of The Rock Crew.
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The Rock Adventure Centre added a new photo.21/05/2017 at 10:51pm
Our artwork is great, but not as good as our 10 Visit passes. A fantastic way to get started on your vertical adventure. #adventure #climbingaroundgeelong #climbingaroundmelbourne #greatdeals #10visitpass #punchcard
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The Rock Adventure Centre added a new photo.20/05/2017 at 1:43pm
You may have seen Woodrow in at The Rock. He is a guide dog in training, so if you see him or any dog in on of these coats don't go and pat or play with them. They are working and need to learn. #guidedogpuppy #therockadventurecentre #climbingaroundgeelong #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #adventure #furryfriends #workingfriends
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared Sport Climbing Australia's live video.19/05/2017 at 3:24pm
After the Bouldering round at Bayside yesterday. The 2017 Clif Bar Youth Climbing Championships continue with lead at Hardrock in Nunawading. Tune in to check out the young crushers.
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