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1985 - TODAY


An idea can change the world, or even cause a revolution! Little did François Savigny knew 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 organization that is known today as EP Climbing climbing walls! Thanks to his idea & efforts 35 years ago, Sport Climbing has changed the lives of Millions of climbers around the world, by 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.

Early days (1985 to 1995)

Early days      (1985 to 1995)

François created the first artificial climbing holds and walls. EP started international operations in the USA & UK. Invention on EPS "Explosion-proof system" technology made EP holds safest in the market.

Sport Climbing revolution (1995 to 2005)

Sport Climbing revolution      (1995 to 2005)

EP invented "Freeform", a new form of climbing surface giving a perfect simulation of rock with no visible seams. This brought about the first "Sport Climbing" revolution in the world. Many of the walls made before the 2000s using Freeform are still standing strong and in perfect condition.

Welcome to ABEO group (2002)

Welcome to ABEO group       (2002)

EP is acquired by the French sports giant ABEO group. International expansion reaches Asia with a state-of-the-art manufacturing center in China.

The MozaiK technology

The MozaiK technology

A new kind of modular climbing wall known as MosaiK is introduced to the market, enabling tailor-made 3d wall designs.

Climbing is fun! (2005)

Climbing is fun! (2005)

A new form of "fun climbing" walls concept known as Clip n Climb is introduced to the market.

The growth (2010 to 2015)

The growth      (2010 to 2015)

EP becomes an official partner & supplier to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC).

Train like a Monkey! (2016)

Train like a Monkey!    (2016)

EP introduces a new first-of-its-kind training concept known as Monkey Space.

Sport Climbing getting popular (2018)

Sport Climbing getting popular      (2018)

EP becomes the supplier of climbing walls to the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

History is made (2020)

History is made      (2020)

EP becomes official supplier of climbing walls to the first-ever Sport Climbing competition at Tokyo Olympics 2021.

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Our partners

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