About Outdoor Escape

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Outdoor Escape is a manufacturer of custom designed climbing walls committed to performance, unique design, and durability in every wall. Our focus on innovative thinking, new age materials, cutting edge aesthetics, and timely completion of all our customers' projects has made Outdoor Escape a force in the climbing wall industry.

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Steven Garza is the founder and President of Outdoor Escape and beyond his background in building climbing structures, he has over 10 years of experience teaching climbing technique in a variety of environments including indoor climbing gyms as well as outdoor rock climbing expeditions throughout Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. He has gained valuable experience executing guiding trips and organizing climbing programs for various corporations and individuals over the past decade. In addition, he has facilitated many corporate team building sessions for clients as diverse as fortune 500 CEO’s to inner city school district staff development. Steven is the primary program coordinator for Outdoor Escape and he is always pleased to share his expertise in the construction and programming on all of Outdoor Escape's climbing walls and services. Responsible for overall productivity, Steven has recruited an exceptionally skilled team of climbers, designers, metal and concrete tradesman to build climbing walls that exceed the level of quality expected by our clients. He is an avid climber, skateboarder, snowboarder, scuba diver, and wake boarder.

Lee Engel is our Vice President and lead Designer. His responsibilities include directing all of the structural design for our climbing wall systems. With over 15 years of experience in computer aided design and drafting, metal design, machinery design, and concrete structure design, he will produce three dimensional CAD models and engineer sealed shop drawing for our clients to view and review. The models will illustrate the shape, size, and curves of their new climbing wall. Lee is also instrumental in identifying the newest technology advances in both metal and concrete construction and bringing that knowledge to our field operations; thus, controlling the end product we bring to the public. Adhering to strict guidelines set by the Climbing Wall Association, and with an unshakeable work ethic, Lee is our primary designer and construction manager. Besides the multitudes of climbing wall projects he has completed with Outdoor Escape, Lee also has an additional 10 years of experience in swimming pool design and construction as well as automated machine design and construction.