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 & now with a 2016 set Moon Wall, check out

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.

Post Covid Re-Opening and Session Booking

We are re-opening at 3:30pm on Monday the 22nd of June. Walk ins for our sessions are welcomed, but bookings are recommended so you don't miss out on your session. 3 x 1 hour 50 min sessions per day and 2 sessions on Sundays. We have been working hard, but please bear with us during this re opening, this is our first time running during a global pandemic.

Where are we?

Rear 403 (River End) Pakington St,
Newtown, Geelong
Phone 5221 3101

Opening Hours

CLOSED Until Further Notice Due to the government  Covid-19 shutdown Re-Opening Monday the 22nd of June

School Term Times:

Monday - Friday 3:300pm-9:30pm
Saturday 11:00am-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

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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!  (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)


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2 days 20 hours ago

Still some spots for the early sessions today, go to our website and book in for a great, fun, challenging and well sanitised Adventure. Don’t forget to wash your hands and follow the directions below. #washyourhands #keepyourdistance #climbing #bouldering #postcovidclimbing

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The Rock Adventure Centre

5 days 18 hours ago

Everyone loves our comfy couch, but this is what 1.5m’s looks like in the couch. If someone is there, unless they are that close person you live with, you can’t be there. Sorry, distance matters right now. #keepyourdistance #washyourhands #climbing #bouldering #thecomfycouch

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The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 2 days ago

Bookings filling up quick for tonight, still some spots free though. Jump on our website and book in fast to come and try our re set gym tonight. Moon Board for the looking.

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1 week 3 days ago

We have been loving seeing everyone in this week so many stoked people pulling down, just remember to warm up and lower your expectations a little. 3 months off is a big break. Don't injure yourself the first week back.
Still spots available in most sessions and our cleaning is spot on.

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1 week 4 days ago

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 5 days ago

Just in case you thought were were kidding around about socially distancing at The Rock. Keep a noodle away at all times, or get The Noodle. #noodle #soacialdistancing #keepyourdistance #washyourhands #climbing #bouldering

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 5 days ago

Today, after 3 months away, we can welcome you all back. We hope you are as excited as we are. Here are some new guidelines to follow for your sessions. Please bear with us as we move through this period. We are trying as hard as possible to make it feel normal, but to keep all safe, there are some extra hoops to jump through. Can’t wait to see you all again. #washyourhands #postcovid19 #stayapart #staysafe #wearentthroughthisyet #climbing #bouldering #rockclimbing #backatit #climbagain

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2 weeks 4 days ago

After some teething issues and that fact the we were swamped with bookings, all our issues are sorted. Book away and we can’t wait to see you all back at The Rock next week.

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 5 days ago

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 5 days ago

We are reopening next Monday the 22nd of June. Below is some more info on how we will have to open and our numbers are limited so sessions and bookings are needed. Go here to book a session time, there are 3 a day and 2 on Sundays. Walk in are welcome, but if the session is full you will be turned away, so book, or give us a call before you turn up. Hope to see you all back next Monday to a reset and throughly cleaned Rock Adventure Centre.