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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". Since 1985, we have empowered climbers in more than 30 countries by providing cutting-edge climbing infrastructure, tailor-made by expert designers & engineers and manufactured in state-of-the-art 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 Climbing started international operations in the USA & UK. Invention of EP's "Explosion-proof system" technology made EP holds safest in the market.

Sport Climbing revolution (1995 to 2005)

Sport Climbing revolution      (1995 to 2005)

EP Climbing 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 2000's using Freeform are still standing strong and in perfect condition.

Welcome to ABEO group (2002)

Welcome to ABEO group       (2002)

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

MozaiK technology

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 to 2010)

Climbing is fun! (2005 to 2010)

A new form of "fun climbing" walls concept known as Clip 'n Climb is launched.

The growth (2010 to 2015)

The growth      (2010 to 2015)

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

Train like a Monkey! (2016)

Train like a Monkey!    (2016)

A new first-of-its-kind training concept is introduced, known as Monkey Space.

Sport Climbing getting popular (2018)

Sport Climbing getting popular      (2018)

EP Climbing becomes the supplier of climbing walls for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

History is made (2021)

History is made      (2021)

EP Climbing becomes official supplier of climbing walls to the first-ever Sport Climbing competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Products & Services

Products & Services

Discover our full range of products and services for all your climbing needs.

Our partners

Our partners

Know more about EP's long history of partnerships with international organisations.


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