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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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Description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My 13 year old son and I did a fantastic 4 hour climbing class with Grant in Acadia National Park. We both agree it was our favorite activity of our 5-day stay in Bar Harbor. Grant (literally) wrote the book about climbing in Acadia and could not have done a better job! He clearly knew his stuff, he was fun,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a half day guided tour with wife and 2 children's age 11&13. The girls said she would not climb but our excellent guide - Chris, convinced her without a problem. He was a professional, made us feel very safe and able. We did 2 locations and at the end of the day we felt exhausted and very satisfied... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and two daughters, 5 and 8, went rock climbing for our very first time. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. I can't stop looking at the pictures! We had a great day in the park. We only saw a couple of people. The views were amazing. Our instructor, Dane, was so very patient and professional. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and two sons, ages 14 and 10 did the climb at Otter Cliffs and had an incredible experience. They are first time climbers and they felt safe and comfortable with their guide Dane. My husband's tip is to get fitted for the climbing shoes a day or two before the climb so that you maximize your time on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were there in late July 2015 and took our five year old daughter and four year old boy climbing in the park. The instructor was very cheerful and patient, and the kids surprised us and themselves! Highlight of our trip!

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband and I visited Bar Harbor for our 5 year anniversary and wanted to do something active and adventurous on our trip without our 3 toddlers. Neither of us have ever been rock climbing, but enjoy the thrill of excursions on most of our vacations. After reading many reviews, we decided to try ACS out. It was awesome! From... More 

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