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, 11 walls are equipped for lead climbing, with routes up to 15m long.  Bring your own rope, and preferred belay device. If you have not lead here before, you will need to go through a lead check, call first to make sure we can accommodate you.

Covid-19 Closure

As of March 23rd The Rock Adventure Centre is closed. This is been enacted by the Government to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus. Stay tuned to our socials for updates on re opening. Wash your hands and be kind to each other, we'll see you back soon.

Where are we?

Rear 403 (River End) Pakington St,
Newtown, Geelong
Phone 5221 3101

Opening Hours

CLOSED Until Further Notice Due to the government  Covid-19 shutdown

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

Trip Advisor

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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!  (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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5 days 3 hours ago

It doesn’t have to be us (of course it will) but tag away or just let them know. We are all in this together. #washyourhands #keepyourdistance

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5 days 15 hours ago

Hope you are all staying distant and safe. Remember to take the training easy, don’t come out of this healthy but injured.

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6 days 12 hours ago

We know you need something to watch, well, enjoy.

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1 week 3 hours ago

I’m sure you all 💕 The Rock as much as we do.

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1 week 1 day ago

While we are shut, here’s a little way to keep fit and strong.

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1 week 2 days ago

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1 week 2 days ago

It is with a heavy heart and much uncertainty, we announce that The Rock is now closed. We hope to open for you all soon. Stay informed, keep your distance and wash your hands. We want all of you to come back to us safe and healthy. #covid19 #washyourhands #climbing #closed #reopensoon #staystrong

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1 week 6 days ago

This is why we get you too wash your hands before you climb, do it while you climb and before you go as well. Stay clean and stay safe. Together, well apart about 2m, we can get through this.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 8 hours ago

Due to the current Covid 19 situation that we all find ourselves in, this Saturday’s end of term outdoor trip is being cancelled. We will try to get this running again sometime in the next term when things calm down.
Also this Wednesday and Thursday will be our last Team Rock and Climb it Club sessions for the term. Apologies for this, but we have the health of our climbers and staff in mind right now. Hope all stay well and we will see you all back next term.
Richard Lodge

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2 weeks 1 day ago

Hydration is great and all important, but right now, you will have to bring in your own bottle. No cups out for drinks for the foreseeable future. #drink #hydrate #cups #nocups #bottle #bringyourown