ENTRE-PRISES, (EP), a long-time IFSC partner, will provide the Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing walls for the sport climbing events at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
The highest quality
ENTRE-PRISES (EP) is the IFSC Official Climbing Wall Supplier and a world leader in climbing walls. EP designs, manufactures and installs climbing structures and training devices of the highest quality, with more than 30 years of experience in the industry and over 6,000 climbing walls built around the globe. Now, the expertise of EP will be on display for all rounds of the sport climbing action in Buenos Aires.
“It is an honour to provide the climbing walls for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires,” says Eric Surdej, CEO of EP. “We welcome the challenge of providing the structural foundation for sport climbing on this Olympic stage with the finest solutions we can offer. Climbing is a great life experience and we strongly believe that the Olympic Games will contribute to sharing sport climbing values.”
Creating a legacy
Since its inception, the global and multicultural team at EP has been committed to bringing climbing to everyone. In line with this mission, the climbing walls of EP will continue to be used after the Youth Olympic Games for the development of sport climbing in Argentina and throughout South America. The Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo (FASA) and the IFSC will work jointly on establishing a world-class climbing centre for international and local competitions, high-end training of athletes and enjoyment by the surrounding communities to continue the legacy of the Youth Olympic Games beyond 2018.
“The reach of our sport is far, and the work of leaders of the industry like EP continues to play a significant role in expanding that reach,” says IFSC President Marco Scolaris. “We are fortunate to partner with companies sharing our values, which includes increasing the accessibility of sport climbing for all.”
Protecting the environment
The climbing surfaces of EP are designed to be long-lasting, hard-wearing, non-marking and with a comfortable texture. In addition, they are specially manufactured to limit environmental impact. Both the life cycle analysis on all structures and use of FSC-certified wood panels reduce the potential impact of EP climbing surfaces. This principle will be applied by EP to the climbing walls for the Youth Olympic Games.
EP is an experienced supplier of IFSC competition walls, and multiple IFSC events throughout the 2018 season will also be equipped with EP climbing walls.