Chris Danielson has been working as the National Climbing Wall Representative since 2006. He helped build the Trango brand by infusing a professional approach and top level customer service. Since 2008 Chris has directed Trango Holds sales globally and continues to work to increase the Trango Hold brand profile internationally. He is a true climbing hold aficionado and whether dealing with major distributors, commercial climbing walls, or home gyms, he works to help get customers what they most want in climbing holds and share his own passion for the routesetting craft.

Based in Boulder with his business Thread Climbing, Chris is also a top professional consultant in the climbing wall industry and one of the most experienced and accomplished competition routesetters in the world. He has worked at over 50 major national and international competitions in the US and oversees routesetting for USA Climbing. He is the only active IFSC certified International Routesetter from North America and also serves as Chairman of the Rules Committee of USA Climbing. When not working, climbing, or staring at a wall making up boulder problems, Chris may be found watching movies, playing Tetris, or walking along the rocks of coastal Maine.




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


Jared has been with GTHI for the since 2009 and 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.