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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
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“guide alex”(12 reviews)
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...more
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228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
+1 207-288-8186
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All reviews climbing experience otter cliffs guide alex outdoor climbing multi pitch south wall highlight of our trip skill level perfect guide great family experience fear of heights an amazing experience great teacher highly recommend this company these guys whole family explained everything
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Andrew was so patient with this first time climber and really took his time explaining everything. Despite the cold and rainy weather, we had an amazing experience!

Thank Julia Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted to climb outside and this trip exceeded all my expectations! Our guide Zach Cleary was friendly, knowledgable, encouraging, and so skilled. He catered the experience to our group, talked about what he was doing as he was setting us up, and...More

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AMGCS, Manager at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sylvie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our company! We are really thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us. From initial contact with us through our technical outdoor gear stores and website to the personalized experience on the...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Forget rock walls, they’re a piece of cake compared to the unexpected terrain of beach cliff mountain climbing! Waves, slick rocks, and crevasse climbing all attributed to the fun! Our guide and instructor, Zach, was great with his instruction, repelling and climbing skills. This was...More

Thank Justmedt
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My youngest son (12) spent a full afternoon scrambling up rock faces untethered and without proper equipment while we were on vacation in Acadia. It was clear that he loved it and I decided if he was going to continue, he should have some real...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Last week we had a fantastic half day family climbing experience with our guide, Zack. We were 2 adults who had only climbed in an indoor facility once, plus our 3 teens who had limited indoor climbing wall experience. The morning was spent in the...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a climb in Acadia for our family including our five year old. Copp was our guide and was super friendly. It was our first time climbing outside as opposed to climbing walls. He did a great job teaching us all the basics and...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I had never been rock climbing outside of the climbing wall at the local rec. center a few times, but we had a great time with our guide, Abby! I would definitely recommend asking for her as a guide- she's fun and very patient with...More

Thank Madeline H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

pros: very responsive via email, their representatives came to our hostel personally to receive our payment, our guide luis was wonderful-attentive cons: we were unable to pay online due to poor mobile website and were not able to pay via credit card at their office....More

Thank ajfarristravel
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Zack (the guide) took my 10 year old on a fantastic trip, climbing on the rocks overlooking the sea. She says it was the highlight of her summer. Thank you!

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were total beginners at rock climbing and had a wonderful time! Nick and Andrew were our guides. I cannot say enough about how friendly they were and how great their instruction was! Rock climbing is an activity that I said that I would never...More

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24 June 2015|
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.
Dani C
11 March 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