About

At Threshold we are dedicated to promoting community, wellness and fitness through Rock Climbing!

We are locally grown, locally owned, and locally operated right here in beautiful Oklahoma. We understand the enormous benefits climbing can have, both physically and mentally. Climbing builds confidence, camaraderie, and teaches good stewardship for the outdoors. We are very excited to share that with our community!

Values:

    • Customer Focused. We care about YOU!
    • Uphold the standards, maintain certifications and abide by the ethics of the American Mountain Guide Association and USA Climbing.
    • Hosting the climbing community and watching it grow in a clean, fun and inviting facility.
    • Constantly invest in and provide the best equipment and services.
    • Providing opportunities for skill advancement.
    • Keep the psych high!

OUR TEAM

John T.

John T.

Owner & General Manager

John is an outdoor industry professional with a focus on indoor and outdoor Rock Climbing. Climbing since 2006. He has certifications ranging from the American Mountain Guides Association, Petzl Technical Institute, USA Climbing and the Climbing Wall Association. John guides outdoor trips as well as instructs climbers ranging from beginner to advanced.

Sierra T.

Sierra T.

Owner & Sales Manager

Sierra is an industry professional with a focus on sales and services. She has held certifications from the American Mountain Guides Association, and USA Climbing. Chances are, when you come in, she will remember your full name and a fun fact about you. She'll also probably try to get you to sign up for something you didn't expect to. Like one of our fitness, yoga, or climbing classes. Sierra cares a lot about everyone that walks through the door and wants to ensure your experience at Threshold is top-notch.

Armen A.

Armen A.

Manger & Head Routesetter

Armen is our head setter and a gym manager. He has been climbing for 7 years and route setting for 6. He's an accomplished boulderer outside, topping out on 17 double digit boulders in the past, including 2 V10s in a day! One of his proudest climbing accomplishments is topping out on Tatiana in Cowell, a V11. His favorite local crags are Zenpen, Horseshoe Canyon and Cowell. He has set for both USAC Regional and Local competitions, and has his Lvl 2 setting certification through USAC.

Devin P.

Devin P.

Supervisor & Inspections

Devin is an AMGA certified lead instructor, he heads up gym inspections, and helps with our route setting. Devin loves trad climbing outside and adding to his technical climbing skillsets. Chat with him about gear next time you're in the shop!

Steven H.

Steven H.

Member services + Retail Supervisor

Steven aka "Steve-O" has most likely stopped to say hi to you while you're climbing in the gym. He's been climbing for several years, and will give you beta, but only if you ask. His favorite style of climbing is found on granite slab. On his days off, you can find him in the Wichitas. Steven is an AMGA certified Lead Instructor.

Mickey S.

Mickey S.

Team Services & Sales

Mickey is our Team Threshold coordinator and sales staff. He has been working in Leadership Training and Personal Development for 3 years. He has gotten to travel the U.S. teaching communication, and loves working with people; especially youth and young adults. He has been climbing for 2 years and really loves to belay, so if you ever need a catch in the gym he's your guy! Mickey is an AMGA Certified top rope instructor.

Justin N.

Justin N.

Team Coach & Instructor

Chances are if you’ve enjoyed attending Threshold’s Camps, or have been a part of our team, then you know Justin! He enjoys making sure our youth athletes have a great time while they’re on the wall. He has worked with youth groups as a leader through his church. He loves fostering social and physical developmental skills in youth. Justin is an AMGA Certified top rope instructor.

Chloe M.

Chloe M.

Elite Coach & Routesetter

Chloe has been a competitive climber for over 10 years. She has been to Nationals for either Bouldering, Sport Climbing or Speed for every one of those years. In 2013, she won 1st place at Youth Nationals and in 2018, she made it to the Youth World Championships in Moscow for Speed Climbing where she placed 10th in the World. She joined our coaching team in the fall of 2020, and is excited to pass on her knowledge to help other competitive climbers succeed. Chloe is an AMGA Certified Lead Instructor.

Elisha G.

Elisha G.

Team Coach

Elisha has been rock climbing since 2013. She and her partner established a first ascent on Challenger Peak in Colorado & in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. She also accomplished a personal record in the 24HHH Competition in Arkansas with women’s first place in 2018, and in The Granite Gripper in Texas in 2018 with first place. She has been teaching in OKCPS since 2014. She teaches Elementary Fine Arts. She has experience with ASL, Child development, diverse learning techniques, and adaptive climbing. Certifications: AMGA CWI Lead. 

John G.

John G.

Team Coach & Instructor

John has over 5 years of coaching experience in different sport settings. His previous coaching focus has been with baseball since he’s played most of his life. He has been climbing for over 2 years and loves working with our Team athletes to push them to reach their greatest potential. He is a current undergrad at UCO with a focus in kinesiology. John is an AMGA Certified top rope instructor.

Parker C.

Parker C.

Coach & Routesetter

Parker is a coach and route setter. He has set for several competitions in the gym. He started climbing in 2018. His favorite type of climbing is bouldering and trying hard on the training boards at the gym. He loves setting powerful shoulder moves and dynos.

Kevin Z.

Kevin Z.

Nat V.

Nat V.

Nat has been climbing for five years, and has experience route setting for the past three years. Nat is the chief hold washer, and helps out with the setting team. Due to a spinal injury in 2020, Nat is now an adaptive climber specializing in lead, and will be heading to Paraclimbing Nationals in April. Nat holds an AMGA CWI certification in top-rope instruction. As the resident ‘trad dad’, feel free to ask Nat about any gear in our pro shop.

Tony H.

Tony H.

Preston E-V.

Preston E-V.

Partners

We host local USA Climbing competitions and follow USAC standards for Route Setters and our Climbing Team.

We accept funding through Epic for our Youth Programs!

We parter with the YMCA to offer discounts to YMCA Members.