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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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"Amazing Experience"

My daughter reports she had a great week of climbing along with her guides Sara, Nick and Devin... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Bangor, Maine
via mobile
Lots of fun climbing with Andrew!

We had a blast doing a full day trip with our guide Andrew! The day was really informative about... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Ana S
via mobile
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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 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter reports she had a great week of climbing along with her guides Sara, Nick and Devin. She learned so much about Rock climbing. Food was good and accommodations suitable. She is planning on doing it again next year. I appreciated pictures of the...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had a blast doing a full day trip with our guide Andrew! The day was really informative about climbing and belay techniques. We liked that we got to go to two different locations in the park and that we got a lot of climbs...More

Thank Ana S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We recently did a 1/2 day of rock climbing with this company. This was the first time rock climbing for my wife and I (both 53) and our daughters aged 23 and 21. Our guide was Christian Helger, and he was incredible! He was friendly,...More

Thank danielmlennon
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This climbing trip was such a great experience bc of how awesome the guide was. Booking was simple, prices fair and the place was easy to find. When we got there, paddy greeted us and asked us a few questions to get to know us...More

Thank Gin D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We went for a half day climb with Zack. He called us the day before the climb to introduce himself and answer any questions that we had. We had so much fun with Zack. He was professional, polite encouraging and fun! He made us feel...More

Thank ajohnsto
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Booked a half-day guided climb as my first time with rock climbing. Alex did a terrific job in preparing me for and completing the climb, including clear and concise instructions and training with the gear, the climb, the route, the individual pitches and specific climbing...More

Thank Kirby Y
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My girlfriend and I spent half a day climbing at Otter Cliffs with Christian. He was an awesome guide and we both had a ton of fun. Christian was extremely cautious and safe in all regards, and made sure both of us got on fun...More

Thank onaderi
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our half day climb was so much fun. We have never climbed before except for an indoor rock wall. Even our 6 year old girl had the time of her life. Our instructor, Andrew, was very patient and knowledgeable, and designed an experience that was...More

Thank JerseyTravelersUSA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I decided to do a half day climbing venture at Otter Cliffs and was extremely satisfied with my experience. My friendly guide, Christian, was an attentive instructor that made me feel very comfortable despite the unfamiliar location. I have climbing experience, so Christian made sure...More

Thank cccami2
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a half day with Christian at Otter Cliffs. This is now the most fun we've had on vacation!!! He made it enjoyable for all 6 of us. We felt safe and had an amazing adventure!!

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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