Dominic Rickicki

    Dominic Rickicki

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Dom grew up fly-fishing in rural Western NY and was introduced to climbing while attending school at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Mountains. The changing seasons and cold winters of the Northeast helped him foster a love for all forms of climbing, from bouldering to ice climbing to splitboard mountaineering. His love of climbing soon led him out west to Estes Park, Colorado where he spent several summers building trails in-between semesters, teaching environmental education and eventually working as a guide. Dom has a deep respect for the guides and mentors that helped show him the way when he was a budding climber, which led him to pursue a path in guiding for himself. He thoroughly enjoys sharing the outdoors with others and teaching them the skills they need to be safe and successful in the mountains. When he’s not guiding for Alpine Ascents Dom calls Estes Park home where he guides rock climbing and splitboarding trips throughout the year.

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainier – Multiple ascents via the DC, Emmons and Kautz glacier routes
    Mt. Baker – Multiple ascents via the Emmons, Squak, and Coleman-Demming routes
    Mt. Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys
    Mt. Hood
    Multiple ascents of Longs peak via routes on The Diamond, The North Face and Keyhole.
    Climbing ascents and Splitboard descents throughout Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
    The Nose – El Capitan – Yosemite
    The Prow – Washington Column – Yosemite
    The Incredible Hulk – Eastern Sierra, California
    Rock and Ice routes throughout the lower 48


    AIARE Pro Level 1
    AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course
    AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
    RMNP SAR Tech 3

    Everything I hoped for. Both of these guys are top notch guides. These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children.

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