Geelong’s Indoor Climbing Centre


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.



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.

Lead Climbing


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

Training areas


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

School Holiday Fun for Every Age and Abilities.

School Holidays are in full swing. Our School Holiday hours are below. The holidays are always a great time to get together as a family and experience something different, maybe even an Adventure. The Rock Adventure Centre is perfectly located and set up to cater for all ages and abilities from young kids through to Adults with every range of abilities from absolute beginners up. With over 200 climbs and boulder problems an adventurous and exciting day out is waiting to be had.Kids, fun, happiness

Over 100 Climbs on 25 walls


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.

Climbing for all ages


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



Cafe - Real espresso coffee, hot chocolates, cold drinks & snacks available.

Gear Shop

climbing gear shop

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.

Reel Rock 11

We are hosting Reel Rock 11 at The Rock on the 15th of October, grab you tickets here.

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-6:00pm
(Closed over Xmas)

School Holiday Times:

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


Keep an eye on our facebook page, there is a great deal on it's way, as well as news reveiws and some great videos.

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


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!


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 shared Urban Climb's post.29/09/2016 at 6:05pm
Here is the streaming link for this weekends Boulder Nationals at Urban Climb in Brisbane. Jump online and watch Aden and Richard from The Rock The Rock Adventure Centre crushing their way to victory (and free pizza)
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared REEL ROCK Film Tour's video — at The Rock Adventure Centre.28/09/2016 at 3:57pm
There is a great mix of films in this years Reel Rock. This is another one about Brette going large on some cool read in Squamish.
#gotticketsyet #bequick #reelrock11
California-native Brette Harrington, after putting up this new 5.12c trad route in Squamish, puts out the call: "It's still waiting for the first male ascent!" Meet her along with athletes Ashima Shiraishi, Conrad Anker, Mike Libecki and Daniel Woods at REEL ROCK Fest San Francisco kicking-off at the Castro Theatre tomorrow night!
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared REEL ROCK Film Tour's video.27/09/2016 at 11:58pm
Really looking forward to this movie in Reel Rock 11 on Oct 15th, have you got your ticket yet? Better be quick, they are going fast.
Introducing the musical cast of characters from Dodo's Delight, one of the films we're stoked to be screening on the REEL ROCK 11 Tour where Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse will take you on an Arctic sailing adventure across open seas and up unclimbed big walls.
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The Rock Adventure Centre27/09/2016 at 2:42pm
Here are our hours for the last days of the School Holidays. Go Team Go!
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared Vertical Life's post.23/09/2016 at 6:28pm
Stayplton Campground has re opened. Time to get back to projecting Taipan Wall and telling tales after at the Campground.
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