USA CLIMBING RENEWS WITH EP Climbing
Salt Lake City, Feb. 26, 2020 – USA Climbing announced today a multi-year partnership renewal with EP Climbing (EP), the world’s leading manufacturer of climbing walls and the sole supplier for the first-ever Olympic climbing wall at Tokyo 2020.
This renewal builds on EP Climbing partnership, which began in 2012. The expanded relationship will provide bouldering, speed and lead walls, which will help U.S. National Team athletes prepare for international competition and challenge elite climbers across USA Climbing’s National Championships.
“We are excited to extend and enhance our long-standing partnership with EP Climbing,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “Not only are their walls best in class and will help our athletes, their commitment to service and collaboration is unrivaled. I cannot imagine preparing for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 without them.”
“It is part of EP’s DNA to support competition climbing,” said Sander Culliton, CEO of EPUSA. “Extending our long-standing relationship with USA Climbing continues our history of providing the Field of Play for the world’s best athletes in a sport that we are all so passionate about and its historic inclusion in the Olympic Games.
In May 2019, EP was chosen to be the sole supplier for the first-ever Olympic climbing wall. After providing the climbing wall for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, this was another great step forward for the climbing wall leader. EP will use its more than 30 years of experience to provide a wall with a unique design that perfectly integrates all three disciplines – speed, bouldering and lead – in both an aesthetic and futuristic way. EP will work closely with Tokyo 2020, the International Federation of Sport Climbing and routesetters to offer climbers an amazing experience and give the public an incredible show for the first inclusion of Sport Climbing to the Olympic Games