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.

Climbing for all ages


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



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



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


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

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.

Training areas


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

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.

Climb-it Club and Team Rock

The holidays are over and so are our extended holiday hours. Back to 4pm till 9:30pm weedays, 10am till 5pm Saturday and 1pm till 5pm Sundays. We will be starting back with our Famous Climb-it Club and Team Rock as well, check out the pages for all the info.

Phone 5221 3101

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



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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


Climbing is in the Olympics, you already knew that, but you might not know have much fun it is and how good it is for you. Come in and find out for yourself with extended hours of the School holidays.

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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

The ROCK social media


Sport Climbing Victoria

What a great weekend for Victoria and for The Rock Adventure Centre with owner Dick (Richard) in 3rd place in the The masters. Thanks to the volunteers, Adrenaline Vault and of course The Setters ... See more

Well what can we say...... 5 Victorian Crushers and 4 podiums ???????????????? at the 2018 Open Boulder Championships and Oceana Mackenzie - Climbing into her first International Federation of Sport

Sarah Davis 1st Open A
James Kassay 1st Open A
Claire Langmore (Kassay) 2nd Open A
Dick Lodge 3rd Masters
Sarah McKenzie 16th Open A

Oceana Mackenzie - Climbing 19th #IFSCWC18

Huge Congratulations to our athletes from Victoria.

Well done to all the competitors across the country on your fantastic efforts at Nationals. Thank you Adrenaline Vault and Sport Climbing WA for hosting the event, volunteers, SCA and the sponsors for making it all happen. ????????

For results and the replay head to Sport Climbing Australia

???? Ben Abel Thanks for the snap.

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#SCA #supportyoursport #Sponsors #Funding #Victorianahtletes #makeithappen ... See more


The Aus Boulder Nationals finish today with Richard in the Masters finals at 12:30 and the Open A finals at 4pm.
Add 3 hours for the time difference.
Go here to watch the live stream Sport Climbing ... See more



The trailer is here, are you going to see the whole thing on November the 16th? Hurry and don’t miss the early bird pricing.
Grab your tickets on our event page or here ... See more

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Rock and Ice magazine

True stuff, people start off crimping. Open handed strength takes time to obtain, but it worth it. #sloperstrength

"Crimping is really popular with new climbers because it requires a lower skill level than dragging—witness the rampant sloper-phobia in any climbing wall."

But crimping too much is a habit ... See more