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.

School Holidays

School Holidays are underway in Victoria, our hours have changed, see below. Our Kids Rock Holiday Sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2pm till 4pm, bookings recommended.

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

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REEL ROCK Australia

Have you got your ticket yet, don’t miss out, it’s going to be Awesome.

REEL ROCK sells out their US Premieres - Coming to Australia soon! Grab your tickets so you don't miss out!

Great write-up by

"The Reel Rock 14 film tour kicked off with two nights of sold-out screenings at the Boulder Theater Oct. 17 and 18. The evenings included three outdoor climbing adventure films.

Before the show, outdoor enthusiasts and climbing fans lined up in front of the theater in anticipation. The line stretched nearly three blocks and wrapped around the theater.

“The High Road” was the first film of the evening. The film tells the story of Nina Williams as she climbs some of the world’s hardest and tallest boulder problems. “The High Road” hit close to home as Williams not only lives in Boulder but is also completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder. The proximity of the story and Williams’ relationship to the community grounded the film in reality.

Often when watching these types of adventure films the athletes do not seem “human” as they accomplish incomprehensible athletic feats. This was not the case with “The High Road.” Although Williams’ athleticism is astounding, her personality throughout the film is a constant reminder that she is a real person and not a completely crazed adrenaline junkie."

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We wish they hadn’t let the secret out, but there it is. #control #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing #melbourneclimbing


Timeline Photos

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Rock and Ice magazine

Some great Sunday viewing of one of the best climbers of all time. Enjoy

“First Ascent” is an awesome short film following Hill and Bennett as they climb the all-time classic "The Naked Edge" in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado.