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Address: 67 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1844
Phone Number:
+1 207-288-2521
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times!...

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

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Great experience, would recommend to anyone

Me and my wife do indoor sport climbing as a hobby and have never climbed outside before. This was a good opportunity for us to experience outdoor climbing. It was totally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Vincent L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife do indoor sport climbing as a hobby and have never climbed outside before. This was a good opportunity for us to experience outdoor climbing. It was totally awesome!!! :) We had our intake at the office and we could go multi pitch or climb at otter cliffs. We decided we would like to go to otter... More 

Thank Vincent L
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, my husband and I are not rock climbers at all. We do exercise alot, run and do weights on a daily basis and consider ourselves in great shape. We've occasionally bought the rock climbing Groupon to an indoor facility where you don't do much, but this time we decided to try the real thing. I researched and... More 

Thank Mayra285
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I climbed on September 10 with Wendy. Wendy was terrific. She provided the right amount of coaching in advance, and then was there to provide as much or as little guidance as I needed with each climb. I felt 100% safe and was able to participate in a great activity with no concerns. The Otter Cliffs were great for multiple... More 

Thank Waterbum20
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Our teens had a great experience learning the ropes with Ryan! He gave them (15 & 19 years old at that time: June 2015) very good instructions and guided them throughout the climb. It was an incredible afternoon at the Otter Cliff with a climb set amidst the beautiful views. We double checked the weather forecast and planned the climb... More 

Thank turquoise-starfish
Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was planning on one day but had to return for second day because it was so fun. Instructor Noah couldn't have been more knowledgeable or encouraging. I would definitely recommend to beginners or experienced climbers. I will be back.

Thank Heather L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Thank you to Ryan & Atlantic Climbing School for a great experience at Otter Cliffs. Ryan did a great job balancing two climbers of very different levels - my 15 year old daughter, who is an experienced climber, and me, a 40-something, moderately fit woman who has climbed a few times. Both of us had a blast - my daughter... More 

Thank Liz K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was such an enjoyable experience for our entire family. We spent the morning climbing on ocean-side cliffs in Acadia National Park. Our 15-year-old son loves climbing and our 12-year-old son was terrified, and they both were so happy with this outing. Our guide, Jeremy, was patient, caring, interesting, and an excellent teacher. He took extra time helping our younger... More 

Thank 312kak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Took the whole family climbing (myself, wife, and 4 boys under the age of 12). The guides did a great job picking a place that was safe for the kids. My youngest is 5 and doesn't understand that climbing up a tree that is on a ledge is dangerous. So we avoided things areas like that. Both our guides did... More 

Thank tdiddy6657
Bovey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I recommend everyone visit Atlantic Climbing School and reserve a time for this will be the "highlight" of your trip. Our guide was Jeremy and he was the most compassionate and caring individual and really made the entire experience fun, exciting and challenging. I highly recommend you ask for Jeremy on your next rock climbing experience with Atlantis Climbing School.

Thank ledminst
Rive sud de Montréal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I have been doing rock climbings for years and wanted somebody to guide me in Bar Harbor. They are locate in Downtown on 2nd floor. Our guide was fun, very secur and listening to our needs. We had a great afternoon... Climbing with the sound of the sea... What an experience . Very nice activity ! Recommended !

Thank pamiche

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