Created in 2003 by Simon Ravaz, then climbing instructor and NGO manager, eXpression's gone up a lot since! (this is probably the most popular pun in the climbing world.)

We offer climbing holds and volumes for all uses - from educational facilities to World Cup competitions - and in all types of materials: polyester, polyurethane, fiberglass, wood and resin. The full range now includes over 2500 holds and 115 different volumes!

What uplifts us even more is to have the honour of being one of the 4 official hold brands for Tokyo 2020's Olympic Games and to have been supplying the Chamonix World Cup for over 10 years!

Want to know more about eXpression Holds's story ? Go to the dedicated page and you will know everything about us.


At eXpression Holds, we're always happy to help and ready to answer any query you might have.

We're located in southern Brittany - which is also called Kerlifornia, although the average temperature's not quite as warm as in our American counterpart! (please don't ask about the sunshine rate, as we simply won't share this information). 



It was in his parents' garage in Saint Etienne that Simon founded the company in 2003! But, in search of the sun, he decided to immigrate in 2015 on the side of the Breton Kerlifornia. Big fan of surfing, if he is absent, it is because there is a big chance he is not far from Quiberon spots.

He is still in charge of the company today and is still the brains behind the company. He shapes from time to time. Mostly he makes sure that everything runs smoothly at Expression Holds.


From taking orders to shipping them from the Perigord (remote French village) to the islands of Japan, to after sales and invoicing, Anne is responsible for making our customers smile.

She also takes care of aftersales and invoicing, as well as our team's cheerfulness levels - although Thomas' nice cups of tea and unusual playlists also greatly contribute - as do the surf and SUP spots just around the corner of the office!


Thomas is responsible for marketing and communications. It means you caught his attention when a video is reposted on Expression Holds' Instagram! He is also in charge of sales in France and around the world.

He's also responsible for the music selection in the office and only plays great sounds - and no, he's not the one who wrote this... well, actually, maybe...


Having traveled the world to make it move to his music, Adrien is dedicated to understanding your needs and offering you the best deals. He also takes care of your orders. He keeps an eye on the stock and makes sure that the orders are shipped without a hitch.

He may seem very calm. However, you have to be careful of sleeping dogs. Once he has decided to go through with a project, it will get moving! He has very eclectic taste in music, so be careful trying to trick him with a difficult question about it.