Climb Up, Arkose or even Climbing District…Places dedicated to the practice of climbing have been flourishing all over France for several years. And faced with this trend which continues to grow, competition between the different players is fierce.
«Fewer big muscles. More balance, more shape, in short, more rejuvenating“. While fitness centers have been popular with 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 locations, today has the leading “climbing” network in France. Added to this are no less than 30 other rooms scattered mainly between Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux.
And the latest one saw the light of day this month in Orléans, a sign of a market which is not running out of steam despite the growing number of competitors. “We opened 7 rooms during Covid, there has been a fairly exceptional growth in climbing since», Recognizes the founder of Climb Up. In the capital alone, the company’s turnover jumped by 60% between 2022 and 2023. Proof that the vein is far from exhausted.
The main competitor…
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