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.

Re Opening

The Rock is re opening on Staurday the 18th of September at 12pm. School holiday hours on from there. Our numbers are very limited, 10 people in the gym during a 1:45 hr session. booking form in the link above.

Where are we?

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

Opening Hours

School Term Times:

Monday - Friday 4pm-9:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Public Holidays 12:00pm-5:00pm
(Closed over Xmas Public Holidays)

School Holiday Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-9:30pm

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Geelong Small Business Awards 2021 Finalist

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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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The Professionals in Indoor and Outdoor Rockclimbing Since 2001 The Rock has been Geelongs home of Climbing.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

16 hours 33 minutes ago

Fantastic news. We will be open again from 12pm Saturday the 18th of September. Our numbers are limited to 10 people per session, so jump on our website and book your spot to make sure you don’t miss out. Bouldering By The Barwon is going to run for 2 weeks this year. Starting tomorrow. Grab a scorecard when you come in and get involved. 63 brand new problems to crank on. #feedyourstoke #climbon #competition #bttb21 #geelongadventures #geelongclimbing #familyfun #climbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 day 21 hours ago

I hope you are all well. We still do not have an open date, but Sunday hopefully will tell us more. The Bouldering by the Barwon comp is still going to run, it in a slightly different format. Details to come. In the meantime enjoy ep 2 from Seb Bouin as he climbs some classic rock in the Verdon Gorge, it’s kinda like Werribee Gorge 😉

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 2 days ago

With the great news that regional vic is coming out of lockdown, sadly that does not include us right now. Hopefully we won’t be far behind and we can see you all again soon. Too tide you over and keep you psyched, here is a great video, the first in a series about some of the classic hard climbs and areas from France. Enjoy

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 2 days ago

As much as we wanted to celebrate this with everyone, we can’t right now. But we will have you all back in again soon, but wish The Rock a Happy 20th Birthday for today. Thank-you too all the staff past and present that have helped make it run and too all the people that have visited us over these past 20 years. Happy Birthday To The Rock. Woohoo!! #happybirthday #20years #climbing #bouldering #geelongadventures #20thbirthday

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 6 days ago

Today was the day, but no such luck. But in the words of Larry the Enticer “don’t be silly, we’re still gunna send it” stay tuned and BBTB21 will run as soon as we get through this. Format will be re jigged but an awesome comp still coming at ya. #competition #feedyourstoke #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing #geelongadventures

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 6 days ago

Unfortunately due to government restrictions we will be closing today the 21st of August at 1pm. Stay tuned to our socials for updates. Stay safe and sane and we’ll see you all soon.

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 3 hours ago

Rego form for next weekends Bouldering by the Barwon pumpfest is live. Register and get psyched for an awesome day of fun and boulders. Don't forget to hang around for our 20th Birthday party WOOHOO

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 6 days ago

We are extremely excited that we have made as a finalist in the Geelong Business Excellence Awards. Thanks to all the staff and all the others who have helped get us where we are today, it’s never a solo mission. #geelongbusinessexcellenceawards #thankyou #finalist #climbing #geelongclimbing #geelongadventures

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 1 week ago

Coming up on Saturday the 28th of August. Bouldering by the Barwon. 2 hour pumpfest, 3 sessions, top 6 problems. This is also a celebration of our 20th Birthday. Details and rego coming soon. Thanks to our sponsors for some sweet swag. #feedyourstoke #seatosummit #climbing #climbon #competition #pumpfest #20thbirthday #geelongadventures #geelongfamilyfun #geelongclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 1 week ago

COVID-19 Update. We will be opening again from 4pm on the 10th of August. No need for booking, but masks and QR code check are mandatory. Thanks for being with us in this lockdown journey we are all going through. Hope to see you all back and raring to get climbing. #climbing #geelongclimbing #geelongfamilyfun #geelongadventures #reopenedforbusiness