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.

Intro Courses

Have you always wanted to climb, but didn't know where to start? Our monthly Intro to Climbing Courses are the way. the first Wednesday of every month. 6:30pm til 8:30pm we can give you the best start on your vertical travels.

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


Climbing Magazine

Some good ideas about finding your bliss and then sharing it with those around you. We love it when we see people finding and we love sharing it with all our climbers.

“Self-serving!” “Worthless!” “No benefit to society!” It’s a common narrative about climbing that the nonclimbers in our lives can expound. But is it true?


Geelong Adventure Specialists

Great to hear that we can help everybody in finding their own adventures.

Cranking into the week. Our After School Program #rockclimbing has been #funfunfun so far. A BIG thanks to @rockadventures for the team up. FYI we run every monday through the school term and there's ... See more


VIDEO: Metolius TCU vs. One Ton Boulder

People ask us all the time how strong our gear is. Here you go, a great video showing how strong some of the smaller gear is.

Pretty cool visual representation of just how strong some or the gear we rely on really is.


Climb for Grampians

Today is the day, visit The Rock or any of you local gyms, or all of them and visit your gear store and buy something to help provide funds for the VCC and Cliffcare.

Today is the day! Go climbing or shopping at the participating climbing gyms and retailers. Money raised

Today is also the launch of ACCESS IS NO ACCIDENT education campaign. Check the time details for workshop sessions at your local participating climbing gyms. Join us and show your support.
$5 from entry at the following gyms will be donated:
•Adelaide's Bouldering Club
•Bayside Rock
•Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
•Gravity Worx
•The Lactic Factory
•Northside Boulders
•North Walls Indoor Climbing
•The Rock Adventure Centre
•Urban Climb Collingwood
•Hardrock Climbing – City gym
•9Degrees Boulder gym – Lane cove, Sydney
10% of sale revenue at the following retailers will be donated:
•Bogong Equipment
•Climbing Anchors
•The Wilderness Shop
ACCESS IS NO ACCIDENT was developed by Tracey Skinner @traceyleeskin of CliffCare, Simon Madden @kidmadden and Ross Taylor @roscotaylor of @verticallifemag, Florence Seow @flowclimbs & @IndieLadan of Northside Boulders. ... See more