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We had an awesome afternoon of climbing! We had 2 never climbers and one with experience...our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Madison, Ohio
Top-notch custom guiding and instruction

I’m an intermediate climber traveling without gear but wanted to sample the local goods. ACS was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an awesome afternoon of climbing! We had 2 never climbers and one with experience...our guide was able to offer all of us a challenging experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and a great instructor making sure we were safe and successful. This was harder...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m an intermediate climber traveling without gear but wanted to sample the local goods. ACS was flexible with scheduling and Dane custom crafted a full day to meet my objectives. We did some spectacular top roping at Otter then moved into the shade at Precipice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to give a big shout out and thumbs way up to Zach and the Atlantic Climbing School - a friend and I headed to Otter Cliffs for an afternoon introduction to rock climbing - in a breathtaking setting Zach taught us safety,...More

Thank CCrye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great morning climbing. Although we are total noobs at it, Nick kept calm and made us feel like Spider-Man. Apart from an awesome guide he is also an awesome person! Thanks for the great morning

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Family Climb for the 4 of us, including a 12 and 14 y.o.. Eli was super helpful on the phone and email. We had Nick as our guide- I couldn’t speak highly enough of him. Very knowledgeable, had us all at ease....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed Otter Cliffs with our family including a 5 year old. Our guide Dane was extremely patient and kind and funny. He was great with the young child as well as the adults. We had an amazing experience and learned so much! We would...More

Thank Abigail M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family had a week trip to Acadia, was extremely lucky to have Chris as a climbing coach for my daughter and me for the half-day climbing. Chris explained the climbing mechanics like a great storyteller. His confidence and explanation eliminated the first time fear....More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Booked the half day experience and had a wonderful time. Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable and friendly. Chose to climb on the South Wall and had a great experience. Our prior climbing experience was limited to a few trips to an indoor facility -...More

Thank Kevin B
climbacadia, Owner at Atlantic Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Kevin, Thanks for the kind words, I will pass this along to Ryan! I am glad you enjoyed your time at the South Wall! Cheers, Eli

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

I arrived in Acadia on Monday afternoon with my boyfriend’s family. My boyfriend’s sister and I really wanted to do the rock climbing by the water. We called Atlantic climbing school around 10:30am and they had a 1:30pm reservation that same day for us. When...More

Thank nicoleadamo19
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Once you've been hiking a few times in the interior - which we did with Beehive and North/South Bubble - we were looking to take it up a notch and we certainly did with Atlantic Climbing. Other than climbing at a fake climbing wall -...More

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