Dennis Berryrieser

Climbing Instructor


University of Utah - BS Athletic Training

Certification & Training



SSI Open Water Scuba

Avalanche Level 1

Dennis was born and raised in Salt Lake City and grew up exploring the Wasatch Mountains. After graduating from the University of Utah with a bachelors in Athletic Training, he took a year off to travel around the United States and South East Asia. He is now in school again, working towards applying for medical school with a strong interest in wilderness medicine. When not studying he enjoys climbing, skiing, hiking, and general exploring of the outdoors. Dennis worked as a climbing instructor at Rockreation for seven years where he first learned of Operation Climb On. He joined OCO to share his love of climbing and support the veteran community.