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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 #2 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 20 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 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 « less
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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I looked into both of the climbing groups in Bar Harbor and chose Atlantic because of the excellent attention I received when visiting the office. I have read good reviews on both so I decided to check them both out. I went in to both places of business and Atlantic took the most time talking with me and then later... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I did two days of top rope certification and worked with my man Seth (pic below). It was such a great experience!! Seth was super informative, patient, and also worked out some great climbs for me. This was part of a climbing program for the school I teach at and Eli and Teresa in the office got everything I needed.... More

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been going to Atlantic Climbing School for the past 5 years while staying in Bar Harbor. Eli, the owner is simply a great guy and he along with his staff really work hard at understanding each person's goals of what they want to get out of hiking and they always deliver. I just came back this past Monday... More

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Oak hill va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had an awesome 4 hour climbing experience with Christian. Our 9 and 11 year olds loved every minute of it. They had never climbed outdoors before so they were a little apprehensive. Christian was very knowledgeable about the area and very safe throughout the climb. He was so positive and adjusted the climb for our individual skill levels. Next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our first day in Bar Harbor we were riding the free bus and the driver stopped to show us people climbing a mountain - they seemed incredibly high up. The next day, that was us, for what was essentially our first climbing experience! We had a great time rock climbing with Grant! (We'll always think of him as Granite.) He... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent half a day with Grant. He was phenomenal. Our nine year old was nervous at certain points and Grant was so encouraging and reassuring. Talking children through something like this definitely takes some skill and experience. At the end of the day my son was bummed that Grant was leaving! Even when we walked into the office to... More

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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I just spent a week solo in and around Acadia National Park. I'd only ever tried a beginner rock climbing course indoors and so booked a few half-day sessions to get a better feel for what it's like. It was an awesome introduction to climbing. We did top roping at Otter Cliff, and lead climbing at the Precipice and the... More

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My kids rock climbed on Tues to Otter cliff and loved every moment of the climb. They went back on Friday and climbed again - this time at Precipice. Atlantic guides are the best and both days I was glad I picked this business. Ryan made it a fun and safe climb and also taught the kids a lot during... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went to Otter Cliffs for my first real rock climbing experience. I just turned 60 and decided it was time to get out of my "comfort zone". Mission accomplished! My guide (Dane) was super focused on my safety as well as making sure I felt confident and comfortable with the repel and climb back out. I had a blast!... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

They did a great job giving us an awesome climbing experience. Our guide was very happy to be there, and explain everything to us! It was foggy and misting the day we went but the views on Otter Cliff were stunning, and the climbing was great and challenging!

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