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"



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.

Intro to Climbing Course

We are getting back into our Intro to Climbing Course. One of the first Wednesday's of every Month (Not April) we will be running a 2 hour intro course. The perfect way to start Your Vertical Obsession.

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-6:00pm
(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"

Active Activities winner

best in town, winnerWe are happy to announce that we have been awarded a Top 25 badge for Activities in Geelong. We have always prided ourselves on delivering the best Activities around and it's great that others acknowledge this as well. Check us out at


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 Centre24/03/2017 at 8:14pm
Some great rock at Staughton Vale. The kids from Overnewton College enjoyed their day out yesterday. #climbing #guiding #outdooreducation #teaching #learning #climbingaroundgeelong #climbingaroundmelbourne #therockadventurecentre
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The Rock Adventure Centre shared International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)'s video.24/03/2017 at 6:11pm
The Sport Climbing Australia Open Nationals are on next weekend. Hoping to see some awesome efforts from all like this one.
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Stefano Ghisolfi, the only man to top in #leadclimbing semis at #IFSCwc Xiamen last year...what a fight! He went on to top the podium too, making it his best competition in 2016! Full climb:
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The Rock Adventure Centre23/03/2017 at 7:33pm
You can meet all sorts on an Outdoor Trip. Luckily this guy was on the road home, not at the cliff. #snake #reptiles #climbingaroundgeelong #guiding #workingnotreally
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The Rock Adventure Centre19/03/2017 at 8:05pm
Well today's Outdoor trip with Mackillopp college was a washout, that doesn't mean they missed out.
Back to The Rock and an intense anchor building and theory session. All their theory done, ready for their climbing exam. The Rock never rests and always gets the job done.
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The Rock Adventure Centre14/03/2017 at 9:31pm
Good little video explaining grading around (some) of the world. We are in the process of putting tags back on the boulder problems to give everyone a guide. Orange is the easiest, about V0. Green is the next, about V1/2, Blue V3/4 and Yellow V5/6. After that you are on your own, but that will be enough to give everyone a guide of where to head next.
Don't forget, if you get stuck, we are always around to show you the way.
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So... What Do Climbing Grades Even Mean? | Climbing Daily Ep.889 On today's Friday Gear Show we're taking a look at some of the different climbing grading systems that are used around the world. We're...
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