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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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.
Rainy Saturday, no climbing! Have a laugh here youtu.be/dfUzbguPx_Y
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.
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
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.
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
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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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.