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Atlantic Climbing School

67 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1844
+1 207-288-2521
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Climbing the sea cliffs and more!

I learned about rock climbing in Acadia National Park from Ryan of Atlantic Climbing School, on a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Mike B
Just Awesome!

It was my daughter's (9yrs old) 1st time climbing outside. She has climbed inside before so knew... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Izzy K
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Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 20 years Atlantic Climbing School has been the leader in rock climbing instruction and guiding in Maine. Healthy fun for the whole family! Half day and full day courses are available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. As Maine's premier rock climbing school we guarantee the best instruction, the most experienced guides and of course, the most rewarding rock climbing experience you'll ever have. All of our staff are certified AMGA Instructors and Guides and we are proud to be the ONLY guide service in Maine to have this distinction. In fun, in professional commitment, in everything we do - at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER. All equipment provided. No experience needed! Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association
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“otter cliffs” (72 reviews)
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67 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1844
+1 207-288-2521
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I learned about rock climbing in Acadia National Park from Ryan of Atlantic Climbing School, on a guided trip in California during the off-season in Maine. I had such a great time on the first trip that I planned a summer vacation to Acadia to...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was my daughter's (9yrs old) 1st time climbing outside. She has climbed inside before so knew some of the basics. Noah our guide was absolutely awesome, explaining how all of the gear worked and answering her questions throughout the trip. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Izzy K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My husband, almost 8 yr old daughter and I spent the morning climbing and it was fantastic! Our guide, Andrew, was extremely patient with us as this was our first (but not last) climb... The overall experience was absolutely amazing and provided us with wonderful...More

Thank nycsandp
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I've never really rock climbed before and it was absolutely incredible. Zach took me to Otter Cliffs and we did about five different climbs during my half day trip. He answered all my questions and I learned a lot of technique. He's really good at...More

Thank atlasct
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Totally awesome experience, climbed with my family, 5 of us had no prior climbing experience, felt completely safe, guides were excellent instructors and fun to hang out with, would absolutely do this again, no better way to see Acadia.

Thank AvivaStL
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My son and daughter spent a day rock climbing with Atlantic Climbing school, and they said it was their favorite part of the vacation. Their guide was friendly and helpful, and they were able to do a number of climbs in a variety of locations....More

Thank afinetraveler
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Ryan was our amazing guide for the second year in a row. Three girls climbed, ages 11-14, one had never climbed before. Scenery at the cliffs was spectacular for climbers and spectators too! This is a must do when visiting Acadia.

Thank Mpot74
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I highly recommend the Atlantic climbing school to anyone seeking taking their adventures in Acadia National Park to new heights! My guide was focused, intelligent, detail oriented and made me feel completely safe during our four hour session in the park. My goal was to...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Everything about this guided trip was amazing! Met with the owner the night prior and got our gear sorted out. Ryan the guide ride with our two families Into the park and worked with us all afternoon. He was informative, patient and provided expert coaching....More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time with Chris climbing at Otter cliff, he's a fantastic guide and nothing beats the views, especially in the evening. This is a must do experience for anyone. Will definitely be coming back again next time we're in Maine

Thank David R
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