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Atlantic Climbing School

67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-288-2521
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Ranked #3 of 60 Activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Sports
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Owner description: 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had never climbed before, mostly as I felt intimidated and feared the height factor. Though I decided that I could live in fear or control my fear, so I went for it. I am not a spring chicken, but my guide Eli was awesomeness! He never made me feel old, instructed me on the knots, procedures, expectations and always... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Top notch operation. We've climbed with ACS guides several times and have been challenged - in a fun way! - every time. Very professional guides who want to give you the most out of your experience with them

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My friend who is a Mountain Climber claims this School is rated a 5 star school for mountain climbing . i trust him ,if he claims its that good of a school .

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a great experience! Went with my husband and college age daughter and we all had such fun. None of us had any previous experience. Our guide Grant, taught us how to climb and made sure we were safe.

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Candia, New Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had never rock climbed before, but I am glad my first time was with Atlantic Climbing School. Our guide was very experienced and knowledgeable. He explained the climbing process and safety precautions in a way that made me feel very safe. I felt very empowered with his constant reassurance and encouragement. I can't wait to come back and climb... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We are a family of six with kids ranging in age from 16 to 10. During our 1 week stay at Acadia, we climbed three mornings (half days) with Atlantic Climbing School. The staff were all very professional and also very accommodating. We climbed at Otter Cliffs one day and the Precipice the last 2 days. There's a wide range... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rock climbing was a bit pricey, but worth every penny. Grant was our instructor and he was amazing, he was very patient and my kids loved him and loved rock climbing. Any nervousness they felt was gone with Grant as their instructor. we would definately do it again

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and two daughters (14 and 12) decided to try something new. Having sent an email booking query we received a very prompt response. On the designated day, at 8am, we went to the School's offices, which were easy to find and centrally located in Bar Harbor. After a short registration process that involved choosing shoes and helmets and... More

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Chester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband myself and two 16 year olds went with our guide, Seth, to Otter Cliffs to rock climb. He showed us how to tie the knots and how the equipment worked, then we repelled down a cliff and climbed back up. We were able to climb a couple different cliffs in the same area. It was very beautiful and... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took my 2 boys (ages 9 and 12) to try out rock climbing for the first time. Our guide, Ryan, was awesome. Great with the boys. Gave us great instruction and made us all feel secure before climbing. We ended up going to Pebble Beach, which was an awesome location. We would highly recommend Atlantic Climbing!

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