Denver Mountain Guiding
info@DenverMountainGuiding.com
(303) 884-2755


Our guides receive training by the American Mountain Guides Association and are fully insured and permitted by Denver Mountain Guiding. Denver Mountain Guiding is very selective when hiring a new guide, we insure you that your guide is not only qualified to take you climbing, but also a wonderful person to share your experience with and guide you through your day as you enjoy your climbing. 


             Kevin Capps
                                                                  
Kevin has over 14 years of mountaineering and rock climbing experience throughout the United States and overseas as well. At the University of Missouri he was the Climbing Club President and spent most of his college days away on climbing trips guiding friends, club members, and professors alike. After guiding for a few years, he deciding guiding was his passion and started Denver Mountain Guiding in 2010. Whether he’s leading an advanced multi-pitch climb or teaching a large group their first climbing lesson ever, Kevin is one of the most confident and reliable leaders you’ll find. His goal is to show others the pleasures and rewards of climbing in the mountains he loves. "Ever since my family and I took a guided climbing trip in the Grand Tetons when I was 14, I knew I wanted to be able to climb these mountains with the knowledge that I needed to do it myself, and one of my greatest joys is to teach others to climb through my own personal experience." 
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Rock Instructor Course, American Mountain Guides Association
  • Authored Rock Climbing Clear Creek Canyon, the guidebook for one of the most popular climbing destinations in Colorado and one of the places where we guide
  • 8 years of guiding experience
  • Climbs up to 5.14



Tom Sciolino

Tom has been guiding for over 30 years and has a remarkable body of knowledge in climbing. Some of his accomplishments include eleven ascents Yosemite’s El Capitan, including a 20 hour ascent in 2012. Ascents of north faces of Europe’s iconic Eiger, Dru, Grand Jorasses, Triolet Direct, and Mt. Blanc. He has guided on Alpamayo and Huascar’n, Peru. Tom has done fifteen ascents of the Diamond on Longs Peak and many ascents in the Black Canyon of Gunnison, Colorado. Also, ascents in Canada, Canyonlands, and Nepal. After listing all of those climbs, one must think that Tom is some sort of climbing wizard, but in fact, he is always extremely excited about teaching rock climbing to beginners and experts alike. 
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Guiding over 30 years in the Teton Range, Flatirons, and Eldorado Canyon 

 Laura Capps


Laura is an asset to Denver Mountain Guiding with her knowledge and skills in taking kids climbing and being an extraordinary summer camp leader. Laura is an eighth grade math teacher who loves crunching numbers and teaching kids on weekdays, but as soon as 3pm on Friday hits she turns into a weekend warrior and heads for the nearest climbing destination. She enjoys climbing, skiing, and spending as much time in the mountains as humanly possible. She has over 12 years of rock climbing experience and has taught rock climbing for over 6 years. Laura will get you excited about climbing and spending time in the mountains. Her teaching skills transfer very well as a guide and her knowledge on climbing technique is vast.

  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Guiding for over 5 years
  • Coaching rock climbing for 8 years
  • Climbs up to 5.13


   Jason Antin


Jason has had a genuine love of the outdoors his entire life. A native of New England, Jason gained a majority of his climbing experience at the Gunks in New York, on the granite cliffs of New Hampshire and on the alpine and ice routes throughout the White Mountains. His move to Colorado has him enthusiastically spending his free time partaking in rock, snow, and ice adventures all across the Front Range and beyond. Jason is highly trained in risk management, Wilderness First Aid, and Emergency Medicine. Most importantly, Jason’s goal in guiding is to provide a safe and positive experience that clients will talk about for years to come!  
  • Wilderness First Responder, EMT, CPR
  • Completed The Leadville 100 Race
  • Accomplished a successful traverse of the Elk Range in under 2 days
  • One day ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
  • Guiding over 5 years


         Sean Smith
                     
Sean is your definitive climbing nerd. Whether it is about gear or techniques, or the geology and the history of a route, Sean eats it up and will talk your ear off about it, if you let him. Sean has over 5 years of indoor and outdoor guiding experience, having coached youth and adults, including several national qualifiers, and most recently working with Movement Climbing and Fitness as well as guiding for Denver Mountain Guiding. His favorite part of taking guests into the mountains is sharing hidden views in classic climbing spots. Sean always puts safety first, along with the enjoyment of his guests, striving to leave lasting memories and smiles, and inspiring climbers to look forward to their next objective.
  • Certified Single Pitch Instructor, American Mountain Guides Association
  • On track to becoming a Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Over 5 years of guiding experience


Mike Caputo

Mike was born and raised in Colorado and started climbing in 2004 when he was a student at Colorado State University.  Since then he has climbed all over the Western United States from South Dakota to California.  He has worked in the outdoor industry for the past 10 years and has done everything from working as a ski tech to guiding rock/ice climbing. In 2015 Mike began pursuing his dream of becoming an AMGA guide by completing his SPI course. Mike has a passion for climbing and loves to share the Colorado outdoors with others.

  • Certified Single Pitch Instructor, American Mountain Guides Association
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Guiding over 3 years


  Ben Coryell


Ben has been climbing for almost 12 years and guiding for 4. While attending the University of Wyoming, climbing transformed from a hobby to a passion. After graduating, he moved to Yosemite National Park where he lived in his tent and climbed every day. When Ben is not out climbing, he spends his free time drinking coffee, hiking with his girlfriend and their dog, or teaching the technical skills of rock climbing with the Colorado Mountain Club. Ben enjoys long days in the mountains where he can be high above the ground. Within the next few years, he hopes to complete his AMGA training and travel to obscure corners of the world.
  • SPI Certified American Mountain Guides Association
  • Rock Guide Course, American Mountain Guides Association
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel
  • Guiding for over 5 years


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