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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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Thumbs Up! Beginner Climber

I was with a group of women yoga adventures who signed up for a rock climbing adventure with Acadia... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Betty F

Acadia Mountain Guides provided my friend and I with a truly amazing experience! Dick, our guide... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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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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228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
+1 207-288-8186
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was with a group of women yoga adventures who signed up for a rock climbing adventure with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School on Otter Cliffs. Dick and Brad were our guides for the evening. They were very nice and very knowledgeable about belaying and...More

Thank Betty F
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Acadia Mountain Guides provided my friend and I with a truly amazing experience! Dick, our guide, was polite, patient, helpful, encouraging, and trustworthy. When you're dangling from a rope above the ocean , trusting your guide is a must! He took us to Otter Cliffs...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We came across a groupon but it required to be booked at least a week in advance so I gave them a call before purchasing and they were so accommodating and flexible in anticipation of our visit. Definitely call them first! It was so exciting...More

Thank mariv378
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Christian was our guide for the morning. He was very knowledgeable about clmbing, repelling and keeping scaredy cats calm. Being from FL we don't see many hills let alone cliffs or mountains, Christian made it all seem easy and after the first repel we were...More

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AMGCS, General Manager at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your climb in Acadia National Park with us -- the Guides are amazing outdoor educators and patient teachers and coaches! We appreciate the review and for choosing Acadia Mountain Guides! Rock On!

Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had a GREAT time climbing in Acadia! I am usually terrified of heights, but my guide Christian was able to soothe my nerves. Christian took my friend Ally and I on a tour of the best places to climb along the coast! We climbed...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My wife and I were in the Bar Harbor area for a few days this past week (week of 9/12/16). I am primarily a gym climber in the 5.9/5.10 range (live in Florida) and over the last year or so have been trying to gain...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I am 69 with arthritis in knees and hands and had never done rock-climbing before although I was curious about it. I felt fit and considered myself nimble though and decided to give it a try after reading the enthusiastic reviews of Acadia Mountain Guides...More

Thank EllieOS
AMGCS, General Manager at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write your review of our climbing school! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your climbing lesson! The variety of terrain in Acadia National Park makes it a phenomenal location to try climbing for the first time, or...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Brian O'Leary took our whole family on an all-day program. It was definitely the highlight of our vacation and all our kids LOVED it (ages 20, 18, 16, and 11). We climbed somewhere near the Precipice Trail which the kids had just done the day...More

Thank waylandmom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was my first time in Acadia so i wanted to really get the full experience. My guide, Christian, from the Acadia mountain guides did exactly that. It was like going out with your best friend. My favorite part was the rock climbing. It was...More

2  Thank Doug R
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I can't even begin to put in words how incredible this climbing experience was. I initially purchased this as a gift for my significant other, who is an avid climber. Me, on the other hand, am terrified of heights and had zero climbing experience-- but...More

1  Thank Courtney C
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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
10 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