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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

228 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-8186
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Ranked #1 of 25 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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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Decided to choose Acadia Mountain Guides after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We are glad that we did! We only had climbed a few times at a local climbing gym at home. Our guide Steven was awesome! He gave us a lot of information both about climbing and the area as well. The views from where we climbed were amazing.... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to visit Acadia recently and decided to hook up with Acadia Mtn. Guides for a full day of rock climbing. Turned out to be one of my better decisions/adventures. I elected a one-on-one experience and was not disappointed with Dick, my guide. Although I have been rock climbing and canyoneering in the past, I would consider myself... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure I can add much more than add my voice to the many positive experiences listed here. It was myself (50 year old dad, zero experience, not your athletic type) with a 14 year old daughter who is at turns over and under-confident, a painfully shy 11 year old girl and a hyper-enthusiastic and well coordinated 10 year... More

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My 3 kids (ages 20, 16, 12) and I climbed for an afternoon with Dick, who was the perfect combination of relaxed and attentive, and it was something we will always remember. Everything about our experience was top notch - from the quick check-in to the short hike out to the cliffs to all the climbing Dick packed in to... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Acadia is really good at catering to the client. I have a ten year old daughter and a thirteen year old son. My daughter was terrified three days in advance, "what are we doing?", "I'm scared", etc. Mark took us out and made us feel really comfortable. He was patient, kind, safe and friendly. My terrified daughter has new found... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

During our July summer holiday trip down the Maine coast, we stayed in Bar Harbor for four days with our 15 year old son in order to explore the Arcadia National Park. Our son is a very keen climber and we wanted to take the opportunity for him to tackle some outdoor climbs while we were away. After doing some... More

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Henry was our guide and he wasted no time getting us going...our first climb was down the cliff towards the water at Otter Cliff. We put our faith in Henry and the equipment and neither disappointed. It was the first time doing this for my daughter (17) and I and we both had a blast...we'll definitely do again next summer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Took the whole family!! My son (12) and daughter (9) loved it - thanks to Summer. Next time we will go bigger and longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

It was the evening before our last day in Acadia and all the guided climbs were booked...until I lucked out and reached Mark at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School. He said the schedule was booked, but he'd be happy to take my daughter and me for a sunrise climb. We met him at the shop at 5:15AM and headed out... More

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Hermon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We love this camp! My son comes home at the end of each day full of stories of all he has learned and done that day. The guides are great with the kids, very competent and patient. There are activities for all...I can always count on my son falling asleep quickly in camp nights as he is tuckered out from... More

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