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“What an experience!”

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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What an experience!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and daughter climbed for 3 hours in the evening and we're absolutely blown away with the experience. The views were great, the instruction fantastic and the climbing challenging but manageable.

A fantastic experience all around!

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Oak beach
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“The absolute highlight of my trip to Bar Harbor.”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Don't miss an opportunity to go rock climbing with this outfit- friendly, personable, knowledgable and enthusiastic. Could very well be my new hobby.

Visited August 2014
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13 reviews
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“The one thing we have to do every year we visit.”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I have been climbing with ACS for the last seven years that we have been to Bar Harbor. Always a great time with experienced and knowledgeable guides. We would recommend them to everyone considering climbing.

Visited August 2014
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Do it. Now.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A fantastic family activity with our 8 and 10 year old daughters. We aren't thrill-seeking parents by nature and this was a unique opportunity to get out of our collective comfort zones, so the sense of achievement was enormous. Our kids were far more nimble than us and it was a unique opportunity for them to see their parents having to persevere with something that wasn't straightforward.

Our instructor, Christian, was superb. He had an incredibly gentle manner with the girls but combined it with a calm and in control demeanour that gave us complete confidence.

There was a bit of a schlep and scrambling from the Acadia car park (where we had to wait a little to find a space) to the South Bubble site- we felt the amount of climbing time was ample but you may wish to ask about alternative locations if you want to maximise this amazing experience.

Visited July 2014
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Grayson, KY
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“Great first rock climbing experience with my son”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We highly recommend this outfit. We spent a half day at Otter Cliffs. We felt very safe 20' or so above the rocks.

Visited July 2014
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