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.

Victorian School Holidays

The School hoildays have begun, so now we are onto our School Holiday hours. 12pm till 6pm everyday and till 9:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights.Closed Saturday the 30th for the AFL Grand Final Kids Rock Holiday sessions every weekday from 2pm.

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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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 Sport Climbing Victoria's post.18/11/2017 at 5:59pm
Open A finals are about to start. You can watch live at the Nomad you tube channel. Well done to Richard for his 5th place in the Masters.
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared Rock and Ice magazine's post.17/11/2017 at 12:29pm
Some Saturday psyche for you. Indra, doing it again.
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The Rock Adventure Centre15/11/2017 at 4:16pm
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared Roam's video.13/11/2017 at 12:37pm
Great vid about one of the highlights of the upcoming REEL ROCK 12 on the 25th. Grab you tickets today. Search eventbrite for Geelong Reel Rock 12. Hurry so you don’t miss out.
Roam Report - At 19 years old, climber Margo Hayes has already made history. She is the first woman to climb 5.15, a difficulty rating at the very top of the scale, opening the door for more women to push the limits. “I don’t know how hard I can climb, and that’s what excites me,” says Margo. See her story in “Break on Through” on the REEL ROCK Film Tour. >> Footage courtesy Reel Rock and SENDER FILMS / Cover photo by Greg Mionske
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared their event.11/11/2017 at 9:36pm
Grab your ticket while you can, limited seats available. Best climbing movies of the year, with something for everyone.
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