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“Amazing experience for first time climbers!”

Atlantic Climbing School
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Not only was the scenery beautiful, but our guide was awesome. Eli knew every nook and cranny to guide us up the five different climbs that we did on our half day. He was friendly, funny and made us feel so comfortable as new climbers. I would highly recommend this to everyone! Worth the money plus some!!

Thank Stephanie H
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"climbing experience"
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"rock climbing"
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"otter cliffs"
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"these guys"
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"climbing school"
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"joshua tree"
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"awesome guides"
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"south wall"
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"fun climbing"
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"an amazing experience"
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"multi pitch"
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"great company"
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"fear of heights"
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"in acadia national park"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"great head"
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We did a 4 hour session with Ryan at Otter Cliffs and it was perfect. He was so friendly and professional and taught me the basics of setting up. Everything was so safe. The three of us took turns climbing and did 3.5 climbs each. My favorite was the chimney one, the most famous in Acadia. With the Atlantic Coast under us and waves crashing into the walls we're climbing above, it was beautiful and so much fun.

Thank nightdance
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Damn!! We put our lives in these people's hands. It was awesome. We were complete mountain climbing, rock climbing and let alone wall climbing moron group. They were very hospitable people with extensive knowledge of every corner of Otter cliffs wall. Have fun with these guys. Every dime we spend as a group of four was worth it.Don't forget to tip these people.They know their business really well. Eli and Ryan thank you again for your hospitality.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was by far the best experience I had on Mount Desert Island and in Maine. Eli and his staff are wonderful and make you feel safe on the ropes so that you can have fun. This was an amazing adventure, especially for the price. I would highly recommend for anyone who is visiting MDI whether you've never climbed before or are an expert climber.

Thank eifer4
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I came up to Acadia last weekend with my boyfriend and we schedule a half-day hiking experience with Eli at ACS. We had so much fun and learned so much. Eli was awesome and incredibly helpful and really opened our eyes to how much fun rock climbing is. Rappelling off the cliffs and watching the waves crash below you is really quite the unique experience that you never forget. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a bit of adventure.

Thank Sarelizhen
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