History

Creating climbing walls for over 30 years

Entre-Prises is a pioneer in the climbing wall industry, designing, manufacturing and installing custom solutions for the sport of climbing throughout the world.

From teaching walls to complex structures for international competitions to military training walls and more, our technologies cater for every environment, every climber, and every climbing discipline.

Climbing structures, holds, accessories, maintenance, consultations and more, Entre-Prises is constantly developing new products and services to meet our customers’ increasingly ambitious requirements and to ensure their success.

We work in partnership with many associations, athletes and health professionals, paying particular attention to the ergonomics and performance of our products, and we actively support the development of our sport while respecting people’s rights and protecting the environment.

The world’s leading manufacturer of climbing walls

Thousands of projects completed worldwide since 1985

USA headquarters in Bend, Oregon since 1988

International headquarters in Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France

  • 7 sales subsidiaries: United States, England, France, Spain (Top 30), Germany, China and Norway
  • 4 production sites: United States, England, Spain (ISO9001 certified), and China
  • A distributor network in more than 30 countries

Management and supervision for a network of three center concepts

  • Climbat: climbing gym. Sport and fitness. 11 centers
  • Clip’ n Climb: recreational climbing for everyone. Children and families. More than 150 centers
  • Dock39 adventure centers: leisure centers. Children and families. 5 centers

A wide range of clients: schools and universities, town and local authorities, clubs and associations, private climbing gyms, leisure centers, safety professionals, private businesses, private individuals, and more.

Member of the Abéo Group – $148m worldwide

International references:

  • United States: Movement Denver Climbing + Fitness, Nike World Campus, Oregon State University
  • Europe: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, 2014 Gijon World Championships, Rocspot Lausanne
  • England: The Boardroom, Ice Factor, Clip ‘n Climb Exeter
  • Asia: National University of Singapore NUS, Racquet Club Bangkok, Dreamplay

Official partner of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), USA Climbing and many other federations

(United States, England, France, Spain, China)

History of Entre-Prises – a pioneer’s story

1985 Entre-Prises is started, and the first artificial climbing hold created by climber François Savigny at Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France

1986 First artificial climbing wall built from wooden panels

1988 Entre-Prises is established in the USA

1990 Imprint 3D wall created: patented, innovative polyester panels for 3-dimensional walls

1995 Entre-Prises is established in the United Kingdom

2000 EPS “Explosion Proof System” safety system invented for climbing holds

2000 Freeform: Simulation of any rock type – A new polyester climbing surface with no visible seams

2001 Entre-Prises Germany opens

2002 Acquisition by the ABEO Group

2003 Entre-Prises China opens

2006 Mozaik : the new construction system using CNC cut wooden panels enabling 3D wall designs

2011 The modular artificial cave system: Speleo

2011 Merge of the Spanish company Top30

2012 Created partnership with Clip ’n Climb and introduced it to market – Clip ’n Climb the first center opens in the UK

2013 Official partner and exclusive supplier of climbing walls to the International Federation of Sport Climbing –IFSC

2017 Purchase of Clip ‘n Climb International based in New Zealand