Whatever the weather, we always need a cool, educational and fun indoor activity to do! In The Roof Bayonne, the indoor climbing activities are an affordable and fun way to spend a great sports day or half day. So put on your comfortable clothes and let’s go!
Climbing for all
The Roof was born of friendship; Marine, Simon and Cédric, all had different jobs but they shared a passion for climbing, outdoor activities and the desire to build a project around this booming sport. Indoor climbing walls facilities are developing all over France, Marine, Simon and Cédric met with project developers (the La Rochelle group) which supported them … All they needed was a place and after few organizational twists and turns, The Roof Bayonne was born! This former industrial property was the ideal place for their activities: high ceilings, parking, easy access and … nearby shops… The perfect activity to complement a day of shopping for example …
The children’s wall, from 4 years old
Never used a harness before? Not a problem, here you don’t need one. An indoor climbing wall is an alternative to classic outdoor climbing, where you can have fun alone, at any ages (from 4 years old), in a simple and intuitive way. Under the wall, big padded tatamis style mats, can soften possible falls. Climbing in a safe environment allows you to concentrate and have fun.
Climb, in total freedom
Here is, an experienced climber. Note the beauty of the gesture and audacity of the
Are you with your family? Take your children with you to The Roof. There is a wall dedicated only for children. Start your session with safety instructions (mainly common sense; for example do not jump, do not stay under a route while a friend is climbing) and some advices on the use of the different routes. These ones are shown by colours, you just need to follow the boulders of the colours of your chosen route, depending on its complexity. The children are quick learners and in few minutes, you can see them moving on the climbing wall with ease with a defiant look… While one of the parents or adult friend keeps an eye on the children, another adult can go and have fun on a route appropriate to their age and level.
The children are naturally agile and at ease with their body!
At the first floor, there are routes for the pre-teens (from 8 years old) with moderate difficulty. Downstairs, it is not authorised for use by anyone under 12 years old, the routes go higher (maximum 4.5 metres) and are tougher. The experts are therefore not disturbed by the beginners. The levels are not overlapping, everybody can climb in complete peace.
Leisure and relaxation
The customers of The Roof are not all climbers; there is also those who like coming in this relaxing and pleasant place for lunch or just have a good time. The restaurant offers a variety of very good simple and natural dishes. We had lunch on site with the family, a very good salad, combined with a Croque Monsieur and a homemade Apple Crumble. There is a large choice of refreshments, some tables outside and a sheltered outdoor terrace with some surrounding greenery which can host special evenings, concerts and other fun events, check The Roof Bayonne’s Facebook page or their website (see below) for their latest news!
The varied and good menus
Inside, on the wooden pallet tables, we can have a drink while looking at the climbers. The children can play on the warming up tatamis at the centre, the workers come sometimes with their laptop, connected to the wifi to enjoy this relaxed atmosphere.
The Roof is open every day. You can buy individual tickets « pay as you go» or choose a card if you are planning to come regularly, or a quarterly or annual membership. The tariffs are advantageous, even for many of you as you can stay most part of the day, it is an ideal place to have fun without breaking the bank. The Roof, it is also a brand new climbing school. Enjoy the advice from Marine, Simon, Cédric and qualified instructors to supervise you and teach you the technique of this fascinating sport …
The exercise wall