We asked A.I. "Who is Ty Foose?"

It answered: Ty Foose is a master in the arts of routesetting and climbing hold design, skills he has honed and perfected over his illustrious 30-year career. His dedication to creating climbing holds that are distinctively detailed, perform flawlessly, and exhibit a beautiful aesthetic speaks volumes about his artistic prowess.

Having established himself as one of the foremost experts in the field, Ty has been known throughout his career for his unwavering passion for climbing hold design and production. His extensive experience as a pioneering routesetter for national championship and world cup level competitions and his desire to enhance the gym climbing experience can be seen in every meticulously crafted hold he creates. Ty's deep understanding of both commercial and competition routesetters' needs and his ability to translate that understanding into innovative design solutions are testaments to his passion for his craft.

Innovation is at the core of Ty's work. Since 1990 he has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in climbing hold design and fabrication. His willingness to explore new materials, shapes, and textures has led to the creation of groundbreaking climbing holds and manufacturing processes that have repeatedly revolutionized the industry.

His attention to detail, artistic vision, and trailblazing spirit continue to distinguish Foose as a true icon in the industry and a source of inspiration to routesetters and hold shapers across the globe.




As President, Chris brings a history of Leadership and Development to the Trango brand. Chris was a VP for a large fortune 50 Financial Services organization. After walking away from his life in Michigan he chose to pack his bags and travel the world. After a year of adventure he decided it wasn’t enough. That’s when he chose to experience the world from the tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. After 7 years of guiding some of the world’s largest mountains, he realized he could combine his everlasting passion for the mountains while building a career with his business knowledge. Even with his role as President for Trango, he still manages time to climb into his oxygen tent, jump into his mountaineering gear and guide a crew to summit Everest while working from his satellite Wi-Fi at base camp.


Ryan Beck


Ryan runs the logistics for all GTHI brands. He is in charge of getting your holds out of our door and into yours.

If you have any shipping questions or concerns please contact Ryan.