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.

Covid-19 Closure

Again The Rock has to close to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Our last day is Wednesday the 05th of August. We will be closed for 6 weeks and will be back in September. Stay strong and positive and we will see you again in Septemeber.

Where are we?

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

Opening Hours

We're OPEN!  See the Post Covid Booking form/sessions page for more info.

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

Trip Advisor

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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)


The ROCK social media

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The Rock Adventure Centre

3 days 8 hours ago

We are glad that regional Victoria is moving to the next step, unfortunately at this point The Rock is not included. Well not just us, but indoor gyms throughout regional Vic. We don’t have any firm idea on our re opening date as yet.
Stay tuned here because when we know, then so will you. We are still busy setting new routes and making sure The Rock is going to be fresh and clean when you get back. Keep stretching, working your core and we’ll see you soon.

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1 week 5 hours ago

Rainy Saturday, no climbing! Have a laugh here

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 6 days ago

We were hopefully going to see you all back again in a week or two, but the new roadmap out of this means that we won’t be open again until later this year. Stay strong and safe, if you need anything, contact us and we can try to help keep you moving and somewhat strong. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see here from us. Technique, tips or just some videos to keep you psyched.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 4 days ago

Happy 19th Birthday to The Rock Adventure Centre. Yep, 19 years ago today we first opened to the public and it has been amazing, mostly because of all the wonderful and stoked people we get to meet and help get started climbing and continue to enjoy The Rock and elsewhere. Thank you to everyone that has enjoyed our space and a massive thanks to The Rocks staff, for making it what it is. We are really bummed that we don’t get to celebrate with you all this year. Hopefully we will see you all in a couple of weeks for a belated Bday. #happybirthday #19yearsold #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 5 days ago

We all know core is incredibly important for climbing, it connects all our bits together and helps immeasurably with your climbing. As much as we are looking forward to having you back, we can’t yet, but here are 5 simple core exercises for you to get you body back in time.
15 minute circuit and do 30 reps of each and see how many rounds you can do.
Flutter Kicks
Heel touches
Plank leg raises
Side plank crunches
If you are having trouble, drop the reps down to 15 or 20 each. Have fun and we’ll see you soon. #climbing #coreworkout #bouldering #staysafe #seeyousoon

The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 5 days ago

Hope you are all well. We have been a bit quiet here of late, but we haven’t been resting. New boulder problems and routes are being made ready for our re opening in September. In the mean time, here is a fantastic movie about some of the history at Mt Arapiles, one of the best climbing areas in the world.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 1 week ago

We have started the small reset of the bouldering area. Anyone have any projects they were really close too? Let us know and we will@try to leave them up for when we get back to this in September. #closure😔 #bouldering #climbing #RockClimbing #geelongclimbing #reopensoon #missyou

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 1 week ago

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 2 weeks ago

Industry is open. Get online and book your spot before closures hit again Wednesday night.

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 2 weeks ago

After a big weekend of news, we find out that will be closing again as if 9:30pm Wednesday the 5th of August. We still have 3 days of climbing to do, but remember, to enter The Rock you Must have a face covering, if you don’t, you will asked not to come in until you do. You can remove this to climb/belay if needed. If you are just belaying then you will need to keep it on.
Remember to continue to wash your hands and keep your distance as well. This will all help keep you and us safe.
P.S This is not an appropriate Mask.