I came to the area and wanted to do some climbing. I didn't know anyone else in Acadia who climbs, so I hired a half-day guide. It was a great time--based on my climbing skill level and interests, my guide took me to some pretty secluded areas. At times when the guide was trad lead climbing ahead of me and was out of sight as I was belaying, I had wonderful views without a single human in sight. My guide also tailored the morning to things I was interested in learning: some anchoring basics and some crack climbing. Lots of fun!