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)


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1 day 5 hours ago

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3 days 3 hours ago

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

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4 days 9 hours 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.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

1 week 3 days ago

After the first lot went in a matter of days, We have more back in stock thanks to our great friends @infiniteclimbing Better grab on while you can, it is hot property. #liquidchalk #climbing #bouldering #indoorclimbing #geelongclimbing

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2 weeks 2 days ago

I am sure you have been hearing about Industry Boulders for a while now, but the Website is live and there are some great pre sale memberships live as well. Head over and check out the deals, jump on their Insta and Facebook pages and give them a like to keep up to date. It is really close now to another awesome Climbing facility for Geelong.

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The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 5 hours ago

Just in awesome Infinite Climbing Liquid Chalk. 3 sizes starting at $15. Grab them today. Remember you can’t use loose powder chalk at The Rock, only Liquid Chalk. We still have liquid chalk to hire if needed. #liquidgold #liquidchalk #chalkup #climbing #bouldering

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The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 1 day ago

Some fantastic shoes now in to replace the Mad Rock Pulse. Limited sizes now, but more to come. Get in and see if the shoe fits 👠 #new shoes #rockclimbing #climbinggeelong #bouldering #washyourhands #donttouchyourface #staysafe

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The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 2 days ago

Team Rock starts back for Term 3 tonight at 4pm. Jump on our website and book your spot today. Spaces are limited. Climb-it Club starts Thursday at 4pm.

The Rock Adventure Centre

3 weeks 4 days ago

We are out of our School Holiday hours and back to Term Times. Bookings still required for our 2 hour sessions each day.
Team Rock and Climb-it Club are back this week, bookings available on our website for all of the sessions.
Stay safe, stay apart and wash your hands.

The Rock Adventure Centre

4 weeks 1 day ago

We are still open right now, but keep washing your hands and distancing from strangers and we can all keep this level of freedom. Be safe. distant and clean.
Next week team Rock and Climb-it Club are starting back, check out our website here for info, bookings required for the sessions.