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Atlantic Climbing School

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Address: 67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-288-2521
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York...

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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Best part of our two week holiday

We climbed Otter Cliffs today with our fantastic guide Eli, who is also the owner of the climbing school. I was feeling quite apprehensive but Eli put me at ease instantly. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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English first
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We climbed Otter Cliffs today with our fantastic guide Eli, who is also the owner of the climbing school. I was feeling quite apprehensive but Eli put me at ease instantly. He takes safety very seriously and explained how he keeps us safe in great detail. The climbs he set up for us were fantastic. My husband and I are... More 

Thank yulifer
Blackwood, New Jersey
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

okay so I am not a huge fan of heights- I don't like flying, don't go on amusement rides, and have never rock climbed. That said, my husband and I are young (35 and 27) and love adventure, so we figured why not!? Eli took us out to Otter Cliffs where we repelled and climbed for hours. Eli went over... More 

Thank JerseyOrganic
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great experience. My wife and I are intermediate climbers. They keep the group sizes nice and small. Went to Otter Cliffs with Seth and it was just my wife and I! We did the half-day and got 7 climbs each!!! We would absolutely use Atlantic Climbing school again!

Thank OutdoorGuru7
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Atlantic Climbing School in Bar Harbor, Maine offers rock climbing for ages. I learned that anyone can climb. A certified instructor/guide accompanied my friend & me to Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park. He was a terrific teacher as well as an expert climber and made me feel extremely comfortable & confident. All equipment was provided, including climbing shoes, a... More 

Thank BikingChick
Fayette, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The owner spent time explaining everything to us and answering questions without pressuring us to book a climb. There were a few really good options for families like us (adults and kids ages 13, 10, & 8) who were trying climbing for the first time. Our guide, Christian, was great! He was skilled, knowledgeable and personable. He made it a... More 

Thank knhmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Every year on my daughter's birthday we are away some place on a holiday. This year we choose Acadia National Park. We usually allow her to choose an activity that she would like to spend her birthday doing. Then as a family we do it! This year on her 14th birthday she decided to try rock climbing. I will say... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I walked into Atlantic Climbing about 7:30 in the morning. I was greeted by Christian who is one of the guides. He gave me all the information I requested and let me know times they had available (this was not his normal job but he jumped in because I was there early). After checking with my wife about our schedule... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Awesome days climbing with Christian our instructor. Excellent instructor, made us both feel relaxed and had such a rad time. Highly recommend.

Thank Peter T
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a fantastic day with Atlantic Climbing School. We had 7 adults and 12 kids ranging in age from 3-11 yrs old. They met us at the climbing site in Acadia National Park with everything we needed and provided a relaxed yet safe environment. A perfect blend of instructing the kids while also allowing them to figure some of... More 

Thank Jack G
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped in to the shop mid-week and the people who greeted us were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful - they provided beta for local climbing if we wanted to do it on our own, and offered to take us out if we needed a hand. After visiting the cliffs, my partner and I decided we needed a guide to do... More 

Thank Zachary R

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