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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

228 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-8186
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school. Acadia Mountain Guides is one of the most sought out... more » Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school. Acadia Mountain Guides is one of the most sought out leaders of climbing instruction and guide education in the US. We specialize in designing unique, personalized climbing experiences for all ages and abilities on the scenic shores of Acadia and throughout Maine! Join us for a healthy and fun activity that is guaranteed to be a highlight of your vacation.All equipment is provided. Unlike other local seasonal climbing services, guiding is our profession! We guide year round on rock, snow, and ice. 100% of our staff are independently trained and certified above national guiding and medical standards set by the American Mountain Guides Association and the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. AMGCS has the distinction of being the only school in Maine to be dually accredited by both the AMGA and the PCIA. AMG has been under the same consistent ownership since opening in 1993. The owner, Jon Tierney, began guiding in 1983 in Acadia and is one of a handful of Americans to earn the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) guide license. The IFMGA license is the PhD of guiding and requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide. We look forward to meeting you on the rocks! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Let's start with I have never climbed before. I was nervous and a little scared...but, excited. Our guide was wonderful. He explained everything verbally and visually for me. He varied his instructions between me and my boyfriend (who has climbed before). Though I was a little nervous the whole time, being scared was quickly replaced with having fun. We repelled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'm always crazy about adventures and this was one of those memorable ones. Our guide took us climbing along the coastal. Even though it was cloudy, the views were spectacular! They were very accommodating to our needs and I love that they do private guides so we could get the most of our climbs. For our half day introductory rock... More

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Orrington, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was such an amazing experience for my daughter! She was a little hesitant about overnight camp but she had a blast and learned so many new things! The staff were all very knowledgeable in climbing and did a great job teaching young children the beginning skills for the sport. Such an excellent camp for boosting a childs confidence in... More

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Pelham Manor, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My daughter, who is 14, and I had a great experience climbing Otter Point in the evening. We felt safe and secure and appropriately challenging. One climb was particularly memorable as it felt we we lowered ourselves to near sea level and climbed up with the sea below us. A great experience for both us. Special thanks to our guide,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I had never been climbing before and my guide Dick Chasse was great. I came out at the end of the day feeling like I learned a ton for the amount of time that I spent (half day). I am going back for sure!

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

AWESOME experience!! Our entire trip to Acadia Nat'nl Park surpassed our expectations, but Rock climbing on Otter Cliffs was surely the highlight . Mark Warner was our guide and he was so fun and super helpful. Whether you're new to rock climbing or climb on a regular basis, I assure you, you will not be disappointed. My boyfriend and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A friend of mine tried rock climbing for the first time during an event that they were sponsoring for the Night Sky Festival. A group of 10 went to Otter Cliff at night to rock climb and it was absolutely amazing! Our guides, Mark and Nick (or Dick) were truly wonderful. Not only are they incredibly helpful and make you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is a must see! It was cold, but worth the chill! The view was breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had the best time climbing with Mark from Acadia Mountain Guides. The routes were perfect for our abilities. The rock is very grippy with fabulous views. Mark patiently explained everything he was doing to set up the belay station at the top of the cliffs. He was also very helpful in giving me tips (also called beta in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This outing was my second with AMG. Both guides have been first rate, well trained. They took me climbing on routes that were perfectly matched to my level, taught me all they could in the time we had, and are very friendly. I hoping to return soon.

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