Geelong’s Indoor Climbing Centre

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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

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The Rock caters for kids of all ages, ask us about our Birthday Parties!

Coffee

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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

Bouldering

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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

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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

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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

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Extensive training area for intermediate and advanced climbers, stretching area, campus boards & now with a 2016 set Moon Wall, check out https://moonboard.com/

Lead Climbing

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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.

2021

Welcome to 2021, we are on our holiday hours right now. Open from 12pm everyday. Climb-it Club and Team Rock will start back the first week of school term later this month and we will be open from 12 till 5 on the 26th of January.

Where are we?

Rear 403 (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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Testimonials

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 weeks 2 days ago

Don’t forget to help speed your check in, jump online and fill out your waiver ahead of time. Go here waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5e1e6da85d5b9/web/ to get ahead of the queues and get climbing sooner. #waiver #online #climbing #rockclimbing #geelongclimbing #rockadventurecentre

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

2 weeks 3 days ago

Welcome to 2021. We re open today at 12pm. Due to changing circumstances we now require masks to be worn in the gym again. If you need to remove whilst climbing that is fine, but off the wall they are back on again. Hope you all had as much fun as Kurt (pictured) over Xmas and The New Year. Looking forward to a great year and thanks for being with us over the last one. #climbing #newyear #bouldering #geelongclimbing #kurtalbert #donttrythisathome

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The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 6 days ago

Today is our last day open before Xmas. We are open 4pm till 9:30pm. Re open on Sunday the 27th at 12pm on our school holiday hours. Thanks for being with us during this year and we will see you all again on the 27th at 12pm. #merryxmas🎄 #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 4 days ago

Only a week to go, have you grabbed a Voucher yet? Do you need a voucher? Of course you do, there is always that one person that you just don’t know about. That’s where vouchers come in. Grab one for any amount you like, $10, $20 or even $300000. #giftvouchers #xmasvoucher #thegiftofclimbing #thegiftofadventure #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 4 days ago

Xmas hours are here. Check them out. Heaps of time to get in and work off too much Xmas cheer, although, how much is too much and can you have too much cheer? #xmas #hours #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 5 days ago

Our Xmas hours for the Rock. We will be open through the Xmas New year period this year for all your climbing goodness.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 1 week ago

As well as this brilliant event happening again tomorrow, our Climb-it Club and Team Rock end of term trip is on. Awesome weather and great things to do, could you ask for more. #farmersmarket #climbing #outdoorclimbing #rockclimbing

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 2 weeks ago

Gym hopper Competition starts today. 3 new routes and 3 new boulder problems for you to get into. Don’t forget to visit as many other gyms as you can over the month and get social for the extra point. Tag us and @sportclimbvic #gymhopper #climbing #bouldering #geelongclimbing #bodyweightfitness #rockclimbing #competition

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 2 weeks ago

Tomorrow, it begins. 3 routes, 3 boulders for you to enjoy.

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre

1 month 3 weeks ago

We are ready and open. No more need for bookings, Rock up have a climb.