OnSite Acquires DÉLIRE Climbing Walls

DÉLIRE walls and flooring at Rose Bloc
DÉLIRE Climbing Walls, which has built climbing gyms and walls throughout Canada and the United States, is now under the ownership of Quebec neighbor OnSite Climbing. (Pictured: DÉLIRE walls and flooring at Rose Bloc in Quebec; photo by Olivier Dumas, courtesy of DÉLIRE)

Montreal-based gym builder OnSite Climbing recently acquired the wall-manufacturing division of Quebec-based DÉLIRE. In an official message addressed to “clients and community,” former co-owner of DÉLIRE Climbing Walls, Lisa Lajoie, wrote, “After 20 years in the climbing gym manufacturing business, we are pleased to announce today that DÉLIRE Climbing Walls will pass its operation to OnSite.”

Lajoie added, “We are happy to be able to pass our knowledge and products to a manufacturer from here who believes in the strength of our teams. Rest assured that the essence of DÉLIRE Climbing Walls will live on through OnSite and that you will be served with the same interest and professionalism.”

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As a result of the acquisition, the wall-building component of DÉLIRE will be overseen by Francis Larose, OnSite’s co-founder and CEO. However, the DÉLIRE brand name will not be part of the acquisition, and DÉLIRE will retain its climbing facilities—the DÉLIRE Escalade side of the business, which includes four indoor gyms and an outdoor bouldering site.

We will add Delire products, old and new clients to our OnSite catalog,” Larose told CBJ. “We are happy to now offer wooden structure and opaque color with texture. Also, we are looking to revive [DÉLIRE’s] old ‘fiber volumes,’ which the brand used to manufacture.”

Larose explained that Onsite will also be able to scale up production to meet increasing demand, specifying that production capacity will be doubled as a result of the acquisition.