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Atlantic Climbing School

67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-2521
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 19 years Atlantic Climbing School has been the leader in rock climbing... more » Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 19 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Do you want to climb a mountain? If so this is the place to go for expertise and professionalism. As someone who has never used a mountain guide for any outdoor hiking adventures, I was glad to find it a very pleasant experience. If you want an extra special trip ask for Matthew Ritter as your mountain guide and not... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was my second time hiring ACS to provide a guide. The first time was a wonderful rock climbing day on Bar Harbor wtih Matt Ritter, but this time was a whole new challenge - hiking up Mt. Washington in the winter. On a good day this is a dangerous hike, so we went right back to ACS and hired... More

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our week long trip to Maine (which we had been talking about doing for 25 years!). Climbing was one of the items on my wife's 'bucket list', and we both enjoyed it immensely. Our guide, Matt Ritter, was both a great teacher, and great company. Very cool to rappel down the cliffs to... More

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east coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been fortunate enough to spend several summers climbing in Bar Harbor. Whenever I have been seeking to expand my climbing knowledge or looking for a climbing partner this has been the guide service that I use without hesitation. Their guides are climbers with a passion, who climb year round on challenging terrain. They understand their clients needs and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I came to the area and wanted to do some climbing. I didn't know anyone else in Acadia who climbs, so I hired a half-day guide. It was a great time--based on my climbing skill level and interests, my guide took me to some pretty secluded areas. At times when the guide was trad lead climbing ahead of me and... More

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A buddy and myself signed up for an 8hour climbing instruction. Turns out Eli, the owner of the company, took us out for the day. We climbed three different places! Eli not only taught us a lot of safe and fun ways to climb, but also taught us tons of cool stuff about Bar Harbor and the state of Maine!... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I stopped in Bar Harbor for the day on a cruise and booked a half day trip with Atlantic Climbing School. Hanna our guide was the best. I cannot give her enough praise. She was a pleasure to spend the day with and made us feel safe and secure. This was only our second time climbing, but... More

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about Atlantic Climbing School. My wife and I have both climbed and rapelled in the past, although minimally. Our instructor, Dane Sterba, made us feel comfortable from the time that we arrived at the office until the time we took our harnesses off. He was polite and treated us as if we were the... More

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Have some experience climbing, but not much...ACS took that into account and planned the trip accordingly..went to Otter ledges(?) and did some challenging routes...staff was very friendly and helpful. Never climbed over water before, so this was something different which was cool. Would def love to spend time down in acadia climbing around. worth it!

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We booked a 1/2 day trip and had an amazing time. We had never climbed before and wanted a new challenge. ACS accomodated our need to change climbing day which we really appreciated. Dane was our guide, he was knowledgable, safe, fun and very calm. He made rock climbing seem easy. When I had trouble with something he challenged me.... More

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