EP Climbing created the first climbing holds in 1985 and revolutionized sport climbing. Since then, the sport has continued to evolve, creating new practices and approaches.

For over 30 years, EP Holds has been constantly innovating and offering the product requested by climbers and route-setters!

Today, route-setting has become a real work of art, intimately linked to the shapes of the holds.

Shaping holds require skills and inspiration to create various moves. What will be yours?

EP is a proudly IFSC Authorised producer for Holds, Macros, and Volumes.



"When setting out to create my first ever range of holds, I had one central idea in mind; to make a range that could be used to set fun, creative problems for climbers of all abilities.

Everything has been designed with the climber in mind. All the edges are rounded and comfortable so they feel good in your hands and the texture of each hold feels nice on your skin.

The simple geometric shapes lend themselves to all styles of climbing from fundamental climbing movements, right up to elite level climbs of all styles. I really wanted the holds to work on lots of different styles.

Also, some of the holds across the range interconnect to generate endless possibilities of hold configurations. I am so excited to see what routesetters do with these holds and hopefully, climbers will get as much fun climbing on these holds as I had creating them!"

"I am so excited to share the latest set of holds from my range with EP Climbing. The vision for the latest set is that a route setter could create an entire circuit with these holds alongside the previous range which is why I was really busy creating lots of new shapes to add to the collection!

Continuing the principles from the previous set, these holds are designed to interconnect with each other so setters can create stoppers or improve holds by pairing them together increases the number of possibilities for the setter. It was so good seeing what setters produced with the last range and I am looking forward to what they come up with using this set in 2021!"

Shauna Coxsey, MBE



We use two materials for our climbing holds:

  • Polyurethane: This material is both light and resistant to impact forces. We offer a different choice of colours including bright fluorescent ('fluo') ones.
    Our ranges: Shauna's, Atami, Simon's, Absolute, Joysticks & Kids 3,
  • Polyester: This is a traditional resin used for climbing holds. The touch is dry and the holds are resistant to abrasion.
    Our ranges: Essential, Packs, Stone Pulse, Kids


  • All EP Holds holds comply with European Standard for climbing holds EN 12572-3. Rigorous tests are randomly carried out on the sets of holds.
  • EP Holds offers a large range of holds that are certified to comply with European Standard for playgrounds: EN 1176-1. They can be used by children older than 2 years old.

EP Holds offers you a complete range of volumes.

They will allow you to create new moves and rethink the geometry of your walls in a simple and effective manner.

The “Pharao” range is a set of plywood volumes that come in different geometric shapes.

They can be easily assembled together to create more complex shapes. Each side has a different slope in increments of 10° increment.

The bolt-on holds can be fixed on the surfaces of the volumes as there are numerous threaded inserts.

In addition, the resin volumes offer organic shapes perfect for bouldering.

Our wood volumes range, the Pharao Range, has been recently extended and gave birth to 4 new Pharaos:

  • Isis, Gizeh, Hathor, and Seth.

The two first are very small, they may most likely be used as holds.

The two seconds are definitely big and are conceived for being used all together to create a crack, for example.

May they give you the strength to top the highest mounts!



Fibreglass Macros have always been present in EP Holds Range.

Iconic shapes such as Wok, Taijitu, and Bubble have become a must-have standard. From local gyms to world Championships, Routesetters are always finding new ways of using them!

This is why they are also part of IFSC's official sports equipment catalog.

This year, the Wok is also available in Dual Texture creating a Yin Yang for trendy routes with better visual aspect!

Our fiberglass macros range has been growing so fast, that we had to create a new universe just for them. This is the turn for Ufo and Orb: 6 oval shapes that do not derogate to the rule: same universe, declined in several prehensions.

Will you challenge the most fleeting Orb? Next Unidentified Flying Object may you!



Discover all our ranges of holds, volumes & macros.

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The EP Climbing “Kids” range of soft and ergonomic grips is adapted for the hands of children! These holds can be used to route-set paths on a climbing wall, or build many fun traverses. As they are certified for playgrounds, they guarantee safety for children. The PolyEster holds are resistant to abrasion, especially sneaker use, and can be used outdoors.

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