Atlantic Climbing School, Bar Harbor

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#2 of 11 in Classes in Maine
During the summer season ACS conducts most of its courses in Acadia National Park and in the Camden Hills. Acadia’s unique sea cliffs and Camden’s varied terrain are ideal locations for the first time climber as well as the experienced veteran.

During the winter months we offer ice climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in many locations in Maine and New Hampshire. We also head south to find warm dry rock and offer rock climbing courses in climbing meccas like El Potrero Chico, Mexico and Red Rocks, Nevada. Whether your looking for an adventure on rock, snow or ice we can help you every step of the way!

The ACS curriculum is extensive but focused, refined from more than thirty years of climbing and guiding experience. We consider each client unique, with a special combination of experience, skills, age, and fitness. For this reason, the content of all of our courses can be personalized to meet the specific goals or needs of each client. That’s also why ACS client-to-guide ratios remain small. We feel strongly that these are all important factors in helping us deliver a quality course for everyone.
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  • We return to Bar Harbor every summer, and rock climbing with ACS is always on the list of things my kids want to do on vacation. From the time my youngest was six, til my oldest was 22, there was...  more »
  • My husband and I spent my birthday climbing with Dane at Otter Cliffs, and we couldn’t have had a better experience. Dane is super knowledgeable and competent and safety-minded while still remaining.....  more »
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  • I went out for a day of climbing with my daughter and niece (both beginners, I'm a decent gym climber with only a little outdoor experience). We all had a great time, Zack (our guide) was really fun and attentive to what we wanted and took us to routes that were just right for us. I'd recommend Atlantic for anybody who wants to climb in Acadia and needs a guide.
  • My partner and I had a fantastic climbing experience with Atlantic climbing school. Everyone was incredibly nice and welcoming. The gentleman on the phone was very fun and helpful, and our guide Jeremy made us feel very safe. He suggested fantastic climbs and routes that were perfect for our skill set (but still challenging/rewarding). Thanks for an incredible first time outdoor climbing experience Atlantic!

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