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.

School Holidays

We are now on our School Holiday times,check below for details. Also our Famous Kids Rock Holidays Sessions are running every weekday afternoon from 2pm, check our programs page, or here for details

Phone 5221 3101

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

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


With the Victorian School holidays approaching fast, have you checked out our Kids Rock Holidays sessions yet? Or better yet, just "Rock"up as a family and we'll "Show you the ropes"

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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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The Rock Adventure Centre

Indoor Rock Climbing Centre. Since 2001 The Rock has been Geelong's Centre for Adventure With 2 levels of Vertical terrain and over 200 climbs to choose from, we have something to challenge and thrill everyone, of every age.
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared Petzl's post.12/01/2018 at 12:15pm
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The Rock Adventure Centre10/01/2018 at 7:29pm
Our great new Lapis Balls are up, yes it is that big. Thanks to @frictionaddictionclimbing for the new grips. There are 3 problems up with these and a heap more newness up stairs. #climbing #bouldering #indoorclimbing #newroutes #settng #geelongclimbing #geelongfamilyfun #familyadventures #fitnessfun
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The Rock Adventure Centre09/01/2018 at 7:07pm
Holidays are running now but our Junior clubs will be starting back soon. Team Rock, our high school age club starts on the 31st of January and Climb-it Club starts the 1st of February. #climbing #family #kidsactivities #schooltermactivities #afterschoolclub
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The Rock Adventure Centre added an event.09/01/2018 at 3:26pm
Intro to Climbing course is back for 2018. 2 hours of all the basics needed to start and continue with your climbing. Gear, styles and heaps of technique. $60 including all the gear. Register your interest, or just get in touch for details and bookings.
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared North Walls Indoor Climbing's event.07/01/2018 at 9:51pm
Have you registered yet? Go here, register and get involved. Great days climbing and challenges with the best crew around, climbers. How can that be bad?
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