Climb Up, Arkose or the Climbing District… For several years, places dedicated to climbing have flourished throughout France. And given this trend that continues to grow, the competition between the different actors is fierce.
«Fewer big muscles. More balance, more shape, ultimately more rejuvenating“. While gyms have been popular among the French for decades, François Petit promotes another model of well-being. This former world climbing champion created Climb Up in 2011. The company from Lyon, where it is most established with five different headquarters, has today with the leading “climbing” network in France.To this are added no less than 30 other rooms distributed mainly between Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux.
And the last one was released this month in Orleans, a sign of a market that is not losing strength despite the growing number of competitors. “We opened 7 theaters during Covid, there has been quite exceptional growth in escalation since», Acknowledges the founder of Climb Up. In the capital alone, the company’s turnover increased by 60% between 2022 and 2023. Proof that the vein is far from exhausted.
The main competitor…
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