Years guiding: 3
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

- Nationally registered EMT - B 

Growing up 20 miles south of Columbus, OH, Chris first learned to climb in high school some 20 years ago in the gym and on weekend trips to Hocking Hills. After some time off, Chris rediscovered his passion for climbing in 2010. He is married with two boys and fills his non-climbing days with hobbies including camping with his family, backpacking, cycling, and running. 

Chris' climbing résumé is jam-packed. He has guided more than 100 clients and has formal training in vertical rope access and rescue techniques. Chris has climbed at many of the country's top climbing destinations including Smith Rock in Oregon, Yosemite Valley, The Grand Tetons, WY, Alabama Hills, CA, Red River Gorge, KY, New River Gorge, WV, Seneca Rocks, WV, and Looking Glass, NC. He also summited Mt. Whitney in California, the highest peak in the lower contiguous 48 states at 14,500 ft. via the technical East Face.



Years guiding: 4
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

- Nationally registered EMT - A
- SPRAT Level I rope access certification

Scott started climbing in 2009. He spent that first year climbing in the gym and fell in love with the climbing community. One of his first trips outside was to Seneca Rocks, WV. Climbing at Seneca sparked a passion and he quickly began the pursuit of knowledge and tools necessary for a safe yet adventurous climbing career. In 2014 Scott completed his first round of guide certification through the American Mountain Guide Association. He currently works very closely with the adaptive sports community to share his love for the sport and is Co-founder of Capstone Wilderness Guides. 

Climbing has opened many doors for Scott and has helped him explore culture and make life long friends around the world. His climbing resume includes routes in the Tetons, Red Rocks, Yosemite, City of Rocks, Mt. Rainier, and countless more throughout the East Coast. 

The Ohio climbing community has grown significantly in recent years. Scott hopes to work with the community and landowners to ensure that the sport can grow, helping climbers to push their physical and mental limits in the outdoors for decades to come. He believes it’s important to promote the sport with a top priority on safety, access, and education.