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Meet Our Guides

About our Guides

Denver Mountain Guiding has been around since 2010, and 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.


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Kevin Capps
Owner and Guide

Kevin has over 15 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 college and guiding for a few years, he decided 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
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Jason Antin
Guide

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!

  • Certified Single Pitch Instructor, American Mountain Guides Association
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Completed The Leadville 100 Race multiple times
  • 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 for over 5 years
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Sean Smith
Guide

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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Tom Sciolino
Guide

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 for over 30 years with Exum Mountain Guides in the Teton Range
  • Coached Rock Climbing for 8 years
  • Guided the Flatirons in the 70's and 80's
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Laura Capps
Guide

Laura is an eighth grade math teacher, turned climbing guide, who loves crunching numbers and teaching kids. As of 2016, Laura started her own tutoring company called Math Matters Tutoring, so she has more time to guide, climb, and ski, while still being able to teach kids math. 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 at her climbing gym Atlanta Rocks when living in Atlanta. Laura will get you excited about climbing and spending time in the mountains and climbing your best. 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
  • Coached Rock Climbing for 8 years
  • Climbs up to 5.13
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Mike Caputo
Guide

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
  • Guiding for over 3 years
  • CPR and First Aid certified
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Jay Samuleson
Guide

Jay, a Colorado native, is an asset to Denver Mountain Guiding for his vast knowledge of the canyons and climbing areas along the Front Range here in Colorado. Jay picked up climbing later in life, and like many young climbing enthusiasts, was addicted to the sport. Flash forward to 12 years later and he still loves climbing as much as he ever has. When Jay is not guiding or working at the local climbing gyms, he likes to develop routes in the canyon and maintain fixed hardware on the classic climbs of the area. You are guarrenteed to have a great time with this mountain loving climber!

  • Guiding for over 4 years
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Routesetter at Thrillseekers Climbing Gym and Boulder Rock Club
  • Climbs up to 5.14