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. Today Dom calls Bend, Oregon home where he and his girlfriend enjoy snowboarding around the Oregon Cascades and climbing the more secluded routes at Smith Rock, preferably doing both of those in the same day.

Guide For:

Denali

Significant Ascents

Mt. Baker, Easton Glacier – Guided
Mt. Rainier, Ingraham Direct – Guided
The Yellow Wall– The Diamond, Longs Peak, CO
The Casual Route – The Diamond, Longs Peak, CO
The Nose – El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, CA
The Prow – Washington Column, Yosemite Valley, CA
Dreamweaver + Flying Buttress, in a day – Mt. Meeker, CO
The Danimal – Hot Pocket, RMNP, CO
Mt. Hood Splitboard descent
Direct North Face – South Mineral Creek, Ouray, CO
Guided ascents of the north face (Cables Route) on Long’s Peak
Ice routes in the Adirondack Mountains, NY and in Ouray, CO

Certifications

WFR/CPR
AIARE Level 1
AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Rock Guide Course
RMNP SAR Tech 3

Could not have been better! Our guides instilled enormous confidence in us, made us feel completely relaxed, while at the same time keeping us humble and mindful of the seriousness of our endeavor.

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