CWA Summit 2024 Recap from EP Climbing

EP Climbing in Portland, OR for the CWA Summit 2024


The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) Summit 2024 was a phenomenal success. We enjoyed connecting with industry professionals and celebrating the sport we love. Here’s a quick CWA 2024 recap:

CWA 2024 Booth Highlights

Thank you for stopping by and offering so much positive feedback! Here are a few things that really stood out:

  • Mini Volumes Display: The entire line of volumes was showcased as mini versions, allowing visitors to see the full range of our offerings at a glance. This display was a crowd favorite and sparked many engaging conversations.
  • Deconstructed Volume: We presented a deconstructed volume to illustrate the craftsmanship and technology behind our products. It provided a fascinating look into how our volumes are built, and attendees really geeked out over the details.
  • Educational Product Tree + Gallery: This display highlighted our heritage and the different ways our products can be connected, offering valuable educational insights.

Titan Boulder

Titan Boulder at Portland Rock Gym, built by EP Climbing

One of the major attractions was the US-First Titan Boulder, a replica of the bouldering wall that will be used in the Paris 2024 Olympics. Attendees had the opportunity to set routes on the mini Titan and climb it at PRG for the grip showcase and CWA afterparty. The Titan Boulder drew significant traffic, and we are thrilled about the interest. Consider adding the Titan to your climbing facility to provide a unique and challenging experience for your climbers.

“Portland to Paris” Afterparty

Big Foot at the CWA afterparty hosted by EP Climbing

We hosted the “Portland to Paris” Afterparty at the EP-built Portland Rock Gym (PRG) Beaverton, and it was a night to remember:

  • Massive Turnout: Over 500 attendees joined us for an evening of live music, food trucks, and games.
  • Special Guest: Big Foot made an appearance, adding to the fun and excitement.
  • PRG Partnership: The owners of PRG were thrilled with the success of the party and our long-standing partnership. We are honored to work with them through the evolution of gym climbing.

New Products

Our new climbing holds received great reviews from attendees:

  • The Barchan Family and Barchans Mini Volumes: These were particularly well-received, with many attendees excited about incorporating them into their own lineups.
  • Professional Display: Our curated, museum-like display was praised for its professional and unique approach, making us stand out on the expo floor.

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CBJ Grip Showcase in Portland Oregon, EP Climbing

Our route, EP Route #6, is featured in the Climbing Business Journal’s Grip Showcase, and we need your votes to win! Please vote before the deadline on May 29th.

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Community Feedback:

Kelley from NIRSA commented, “The curated/museum display was definitely unique on the floor and, to me, made EP stand out as more professional than some of the other designs.”

EP Climbing Booth CWA 2024 Summit

We appreciate everyone who visited our booth and participated in the afterparty. Stay connected with us for more updates, and don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your climbing needs or to schedule a follow-up conversation.

Thank you for making CWA Summit 2024 an incredible experience. We look forward to continuing our journey with you and pushing the boundaries of climbing innovation. See you at the next event!

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