1985 - TODAY
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 1985 and the first artificial climbing wall in 1990. Soon after, his passionate efforts took shape of an organisation that is known today as EP Climbing. Thanks to his idea and efforts over 30 years ago, indoor climbing has changed the lives of millions around the world, making climbing accessible to everyone.
When you build a company with the mission of empowering others, success comes in handy! Since our inception, we have always stayed true to our motto - "brings climbing to everyone". In the last 35 years, we have empowered climbers in more than 30 countries by providing cutting-edge climbing infrastructure, that are tailor-made by expert designers & engineers and manufactured in state-of-the-art manufacturing units with the highest precision and finishing.
François created the first artificial climbing holds and walls. EP started international operations in the USA & UK. Invention of EPS "Explosion-proof system" technology made EP holds the safest on the market.
EP invented "Freeform", a new form of climbing surface offering a simulation of rock with no visible seams. This brought about the first "Sport Climbing" revolution. Many of the walls made before the 2000s using Freeform are still standing strong and in perfect condition.
EP is acquired by the French sports giant ABEO group. International expansion reaches Asia with a state-of-the-art manufacturing centre in China.
A new kind of modular climbing wall known as MosaiK is introduced to the market, enabling tailor-made 3D wall designs.
A new form of "fun climbing" wall concept known as Clip 'n Climb is introduced to the market.
EP becomes an official partner & supplier of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC).
EP introduces a new first-of-its-kind training concept known as Monkey Space.
EP becomes the supplier of climbing walls for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
EP becomes the official supplier of climbing walls for the first-ever Sport Climbing events at the Olympic Games Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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