Turnover: 45 million EUR (2023)

Country: France

Arkose will open its first blockpark at the end of December 2013 in a fast-developing district in eastern Paris: Montreuil. Today Arkose is established in 12 cities.

Today the institution is run by 4 partners sharing the same values: audacity, aesthetics, ethics, pleasure, etc.

The club also has restauration services.


Climbing, the growing trend in France 20/08/2023

  • French industry leader Arkose has opened 14 gyms since 2019 and is targeting sales of 45 million euros in 2023, up from 21 million in 2019.
  • A decade of growth in the indoor climbing market, with virtually uninterrupted growth outside the Covid period.
  • The number of climbing gyms in France has risen from around fifteen in the early 2000s to just over 200 today.
  • By 2022, 4% of the French population had taken up climbing, i.e. almost 1.5 million people, including 500,000 new climbers.
  • The sector continues to grow by just over 2% a year.
  • Customers spend an average of two and a half to three hours in climbing gyms, but only climb 25% of the time.
  • Complementary activities account for 30-35% of sales at Arkose and 15% at Climb up.
  • Start-up Climbing District, founded in 2020, claims to be already profitable at group level.

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