Geelong’s Indoor Climbing Centre

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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

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

Coffee

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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

Bouldering

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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

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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

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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

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

Lead Climbing

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

Xmas and New Year Hours

The end of the year is Nigh and so is Xmas. We will be closed over the Xmas new Year break, closing at 9:30pm on the 21st of December and re-opening at 12pm on Wednersday the 2nd of January.

Phone 5221 3101

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

 

Map

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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

News

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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Testimonials

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

The ROCK social media

19/02/2019

CliffCare

This is where we are at right now. Read through and familiarise yourself with the areas. We need to stay out of banned areas now so we can be taken seriously as a user group.

The Grampians Access Working Group has put together a statement that will give climbers an idea of what is happening at the moment with Grampians Access. It has taken a little time but we wanted to ... See more

19/02/2019

The right side of the roof has been stripped. New routes going up now. Get in to see what our setters come up with. #roofroof #steep #climbing #geelongclimbing #melbourneclimbing #geelongadventures ... See more

14/02/2019

Climbing Bans in the Grampians - Vertical Life

Terrible News from Parks Vic in the Grampians. A well written article that explains where we are and maybe a way forward so we can continue to climb and be aware of culturally significant areas. We ... See more

On Tuesday this week various members of the climbing community, including representatives of the Victorian Climbing Club, Western Victoria Climbing Club an

12/02/2019

Couple of new boulders too sink your teeth (hands) into. This blue on the comp and an orange on the back wall. Get in, try them@out and let us know what you think ???????? below. #climbing ... See more