Atlantic Climbing School, Bar Harbor

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Sports Clinic · Climbing Tour
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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  • Such a fun experience for three novices at Otter Cliffs. Ryan made us feel totally at ease and taught us all we needed to know to feel safe. We can't wait to go again.  more »
  • Excellent experience. Booking with Eli was simple and efficient. My guide Ryan was extremely knowledgeable about the area, an excellent guide and very patient. The cliff climbs are unique and a...  more »
  • Could not reach this place. Our email wasnt replied to and when you call the land line it goes straight to a voicemail stating to email them. Very frustrating we really wanted to take a tour. Edit: I called several times before I emailed Atlantic Climbing School at 9:54 AM on February 11, 2019. By the time I had a response via email from said company it was 10:35 AM on February 12 and I had already posted my reveiw since it was OBVIOUS that evening, Febraury 11th, we would NOT be set up for a tour or any activity the next day. Now that its been nearly 2 months since this transpired Ive been contacted by Atlantic Climbing school to remove my post because they dont want a bad rating and my review was not accurate since they did contact me. My apologies; however, you DID NOT contact me within 24 hours nor in a timely manner at all. I dont feel that this is appropriate behavior for any business. Especially when their end goal was not to apologize or compensate or understand the frustration, it was only to improve their rating. And I feel that you all need to be aware that sometimes you irritate customers it happens, apologize and move on. Try to do better next time. As I suggested via their email that they should look into checking their emails more frequently or installing a voicemail system. Now the fact that they contacted me for this sort of behavior has made me decide to NEVER use their services. I would have given then another chance possibly next year when we are up there again but not now not ever. Please Atlantic Climbing School do not contact me again to change my star rating.
  • 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.
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