Denver Mountain Guiding
(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
  • 8 years of guiding experience
  • Climbed up to 5.14 in Colorado

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
  • Climbed up to 5.13 in Colorado

   Matt Lloyd


Matt is the "Jack of All Trades" in the rock climbing world. He loves to go out for a day of sport climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing, bouldering, or even go on a week long alpine adventure. Matt does it all. Originally from South Africa, Matt has travelled all over the world and has climbed in more areas then I wish to list in this short description. Most people that are guided by Matt are drawn to his vast knowledge of climbing, and just about anything else as well. He'll fill you in on the latest techniques on building safe anchor systems while also giving you tips on gaining superb climbing skills while climbing. 
  • Rock Climbing coach for over 10 years
  • Guiding over 6 years
  • Rock Instructor Course, American Mountain Guides Association
  • Single Pitch Instructor Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Climbed up to 5.14 in Colorado

   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
  • Guiding over 5 years

            Shane Johnson

Shane is a confident and reliable leader, with a wealth of knowledge on climbing and the gear used. Shane lives in Golden, Colorado and spends most of his free time either ice climbing in the mountains, rock climbing on the Front Range, or guiding clients up steep rock faces. He frequently makes trips to Zion National Park to climb the big walls that the park has to offer. 
  • Rock Instructor Course, American Mountain Guides Association
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Outdoor Gear Expert
  • Guiding over 4 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


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