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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
+1 207-288-8186
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We really enjoyed the climb, the teachers, the very profesional approach to mountaineering and the... read more

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Excellent Acadia Climbing experience

I signed up my 2 older sons (19 and 17) for an evening climbing experience in Acadia. We chose... read more

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A tradition of excellence. Featured in Outside Magazine, the Boston Globe, Downeast Magazine, National Geographic Adventure and on Bill Green's Maine, CBS, Maine PBS among many others. 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!
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“otter cliffs” (118 reviews)
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228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the climb, the teachers, the very profesional approach to mountaineering and the company of our guides. Top Job.

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Reviewed yesterday

I signed up my 2 older sons (19 and 17) for an evening climbing experience in Acadia. We chose these guides because of their proximity to our hotel and because of the reviews we read. We chose evening quite honestly because all the other sessions...More

Thank Gisele W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first time...... absolutely fantastic way to get introduced to AM! Ask for Kopp.....he will go out of his way to make sure the experience his tailored to your skills and interests

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited their shop a few times and purchased goods, my Daughter is the climber and she booked an afternoon with Copp one of the guides, we all went and watched her spend the afternoon climbing Otter cliff. She had a fantastic afternoon and was really...More

Thank Clive B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have a fear of heights and was a bit anxious going in. Our guide, Shannon, made it easy for me. My 21 and 16 year old had a blast. Highly recommend this company and this guide. It is the highlight of our visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paddy our guide did an amazing job satisfying 3 generations of adventurers . The 10 and 7 year old grands learned climbing skills and trust. The 40 year old children ( parents) enjoyed every moment of climbing and family bonding, and the 67 year old...More

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going back next year ! Topher, my mountain guide was really great ! I had the time of my life. Rock climbing was special to my and I made à lot ! It was almost a private camp. 2 guides for 4 campers !...More

Thank Caroline May G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was greatly looking forward to this, and it did not disappoint. We had two guides (Andrew and Mark) for a novice party of 7 - ages 11-78 (probably not for rickety old timers, though). One of the kids got scared when her foot got...More

Thank Michael E
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AMGCS, Manager at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Michael, thank you for the review of your guides and the climbing school! We are fortunate to have such amazing rock climbing terrain here in Acadia National Park! Our staff take pride in customizing private instruction! We enjoy teaching absolute beginners climb and rappel as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of five (15yo, 13yo, 10yo) loved our first rock climbing experience by the breathtaking Otter Cliffs. Totally fun, challenging, faced some fears, had a wonderful time. Felt safe, too. So glad we tried this. I can’t imagine a more breathtaking place to learn...More

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AMGCS, Manager at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our climbing school, we are thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed your Acadia climbing experience with us! Climbing in the National Park really is for all ages and ability levels - no experience required! We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage daughter had a wonderful time climbing the Otter Cliffs with Dick. He was easy-going, helpful, and knowledgeable. The entire process was easy from booking to getting ready to climbing. She can’t wait to do it again!

Thank marigates75
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pbeleck
June 24, 2015|
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Response from AMGCS | Property representative |
Acadia Mountain Guides is pleased to announce that, effective 6/1/2017, we are once again taking climbers of all ages climbing. We welcome families with young children to get the out on the rocks regardless of age.
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Dani C
March 10, 2015|
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Response from AMGCS | Property representative |
Hi Dani Karen has pointed you in the right direction! A half day if 4 hours (8am-noon or 1pm-5pm) and a full day is 7-8 hours and normally begin around 9:00AM. These programs would be with you, your partner, and the... More
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