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Atlantic Climbing School

67 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1844
+1 207-288-2521
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Brilliant First Climbing Experience

My family had a week trip to Acadia, was extremely lucky to have Chris as a climbing coach for my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim C
Great climbing experience!

Booked the half day experience and had a wonderful time. Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin B
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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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 are available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. As Maine's premier rock climbing school we guarantee the best instruction, the most experienced guides and of course, the most rewarding rock climbing experience you'll ever have. All of our staff are certified AMGA Instructors and Guides and we are proud to be the ONLY guide service in Maine to have this distinction. In fun, in professional commitment, in everything we do - at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER. All equipment provided. No experience needed! Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association
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“otter cliffs” (78 reviews)
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67 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1844
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+1 207-288-2521
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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climbacadia, Owner at Atlantic Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a half day of climbing for my partner’s 41st birthday and it was such a memorable day! It was our first time rock climbing, but we got so much out of it. The scenery in Acadia was stunning, the climbs fun and challenging....More

1  Thank Livia K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Nick, did a fantastic job taking us to climb at Otter Cliffs. Our 9 year old was scared about this for months but with Nick’s humorous, positive, and excellent guiding, he helped build her confidence so much that by the end she was...More

Thank Justin S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This was my first time rock climbing and Chris was PHENOMENAL and not once was I afraid of falling; trust him and the redundancies that are in place to help keep you safe. I liked it better than skydiving and can’t wait for the next...More

Thank April D
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Bar Harbor was one of the stops on our cruise. We book a family climb with Atlantic Climbing School a few weeks in advance. They were very informative and answered any questions or concerns we had. We arrived in port earlier than we anticipated. The...More

Thank Philip J
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This was my first time climbing in an outdoor setting. Everything about the trip to Otter Cliffs was AMAZING! Andrew our guide was able to walk me through every step making me very comfortable and feel safe. Also he was able to add challenges for...More

2  Thank kellyhewitt5
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Eli is such a great guide! I learned so much about climbing while in Acadia! He is professional, accommodating and hilarious! The group I was with all had a great time! If you want the best guiding experience check out Atlantic Climbing School!

Thank Claudia R
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