Turnover: 45 million EUR (2023)

Country: France

  • Arkose French climbing leader opened its first climbing gym at the end of December 2013 in a fast-growing district of eastern Paris: Montreuil.
  • Arkose is now present in 16 cities.
  • 25 climbing gyms
  • The club also offers catering 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.

Studies mentioning this company

The climbing gym market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Block'Out
  • Climb'Up
  • Arkose
  • ClimbingAway
  • Climbing Technology
  • Manox
  • Climbing District
  • Béal Cordes
  • Hapik Masai
  • Bloc Session
  • Les Arts de la Grimpe
  • Vertical'art
  • Simond (Decathlon)
  • Expression Holds
  • 9A Climbing

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