An idea can change the world, or even cause a revolution!
Little did François Savigny know this when he invented the first climbing hold in 1983 and proposed the first artificial competition wall in France in 1986. Soon after, his passionate efforts took the shape of an organisation that is known today as EP Climbing (Entre-Prises).
In the last 38 years, we have empowered climbers in more than 30 countries by providing cutting-edge climbing infrastructures, tailor-made by expert designers, and engineers and manufactured in state-of-the-art manufacturing units with the highest precision and finishing.
Invention of the first moveable climbing holds by François Savigny
Establishment of Entre-Prises in Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France
Foundation of Entre-Prises USA
Entre-Prises is the climbing supplier of the 1st World Cups in Leeds, UK
Creation of 3D walls with the "Empreinte" technology
Creation of the Profil system, featuring “Moon Disk”
Establishment of Entre-Prises UK
Patent application of the EPS "Explosion Proof System"
Acquisition by the ABEO Group
Introduction of MosaiK, a new constructive system in wood panels
Partnership with the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
Inception of a production site in Spain with the acquisition of TOP30
Development of the fun climbing concept with Clip 'n Climb
Supplier of the 1st Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018
Selected as the official supplier of the IFSC
Installation of climbing walls for the first-ever Sports Climbing Olympics in Tokyo
Rebranding to EP Climbing and EP Holds for ease of communication
Collaboration with IFSC to develop the first standardised boulder for competitions called the TITAN
Chosen as the official Climbing Wall Manufacturer for the Paris Olympics, 2024
Driven by passion since 1985, the EP Climbing team has been 100% involved in the climbing community and 100% focused on the success of all projects.
Proficient in strategic planning, adaptability, and effective problem-solving, our team engages in daily collaboration with route setters and shapers. Additionally, we receive continuous support from athletes and sport climbing federations, making us well-prepared to handle any request. We are committed to cultivating robust relationships with each client, ensuring that every project is customised and coordinated to meet their specific requirements.
Transparency, honesty and strong principles are the groundwork for all our internal and external collaborations. This commitment ensures trustworthy, confident, and enduring partnerships. We firmly believe that ethical behaviour is the key factor of success, leading to a long-lasting legacy.
We continuously commit to creating optimal climbing environments for the development of climbers, the community, and our partners, through our dedication to quality. Our every project is meticulously custom-designed by our team, prioritising seamless installation, efficient maintenance, and robust safety measures, all while ensuring cost-effectiveness. We have grown our reputation for manufacturing excellence and established ourselves as a trusted brand, thanks to our dedication to quality. And we continue earning more recommendations.
Benoit Beylier, General Manager
“EP Climbing has the chance to work for Sport Climbing, one of the most accessible “extreme” sports, and the easiest to get hooked on!
Sport Climbing offers a highly equitable playing field, where both women and men compete on the same walls. Additionally, it proudly supports a thriving Paraclimbing community, organising inclusive competitive events for participants of all abilities.
The activity combines thrilling human challenges in physically demanding yet safe conditions. Whether practised indoors or outdoors, it remains accessible to millions worldwide, promoting inclusivity across ages, genders, and physical abilities.
Based on values of safety, environmental ethics, and fair play, Sport Climbing is both social and spectacular. Incredible recent growth and the selection of Sport Climbing to join the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games confirm that these values resonate with the young generation.”
EP Climbing has developed various technologies and solutions to offer the highest-quality solutions for your climbing walls.
EP Holds revolutionised the sport of climbing in 1983 with the creation of the first climbing holds. As climbing evolves, we continue to introduce innovative and artistic climbing holds, macros and volumes to the market.
With more than 10000 projects in 30 different countries, you will benefit from the strongest player
We deeply care for the people who contribute to our experiences. We are committed to upholding human rights and ensuring safe, healthy, and respectful workplaces for our employees. Our endeavour is to champion responsible business principles throughout the company.
We aspire to build a sustainable future and make a positive impact on our society and the planet our children will inherit. We recognize our duty to minimise the environmental impact of our operations while striving to install long lasting climbing facilities.
Both purists and neo-climbers can rely on us to develop the finest and most tailored climbing products. In an ever-evolving world, climb
One of our core principles is to establish long term collaborations with customers, suppliers, and intellectual property partners, based on mutual value creation. This allows us to overcome the challenges and intricacies of today's world.
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