Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
  • dates

Daily availability May – October

  • price

Rates start at $270 a person and go down from there, full rates below

  • Duration

7 hours

  • Difficulty

Beginner to advanced

What's a session like?

Arrive at our shop in the morning and check in with the front desk. Here, you’ll meet your guide and be outfitted with the proper gear.

Once outfitted with gear and waivers filled out, our guide will ride with you to direct you to the climbing site.

This is where our sessions differs from our half day. Your guide may bring you to one site in the morning, break for lunch at the site or at the Fabbri picnic area, and then another site in the afternoon. Or you may get the most out of one spot and stay there all day, eating lunch at the site. Your guide will decide what is best for your group.

As the session wines down, your guide will start preparing to get you back to the car. From there, your guide will ride with you back to the climbing shop.

After dropping off the gear and saying farewell to you guide, you’ll be free to go! Don’t forget to check out our shop downstairs for climbing and outdoor gear.

Qualifications

Anyone can climb! All it requires is an excited attitude! We will cater the session to your goals. Whether is enjoying a relaxing day climbing, crushing climbs, or learning a new skill, let us show you Acadia National Park!

Rates
Client:Guide RatioHalf DayFull Day
1:1$160$270
2:1$105$185
3:1$95$145
4:1$85$135
5:1$75$120
6:1$70$100
5:2$90$135
6:2$85$125
7:2|8:2$80$120
9:2$80$100
10-12:2$50$80

 

Gear

All gear rentals are included in the price of the outing but feel free to bring your own. Below are some of our guides’ gear choices!

Guide Choice: Black Diamond Half Dome

Helmet

Guide Choice: Eldelrid Cyra

Harness

Guide Choice: La Sportiva Muira

Climbing Shoes

Guide Choice: AMGCS Nalgene

Water bottle

Food

Bring a lunch as we will not be able to go back to town to grab food. We will be out on the cliffs for 5-6 hours and you will get hungry.

Policies

Weather: You can still climb in the rain! All it takes is the right attitude and a rain jacket. The guides have the ultimate decision on whether or not the weather prevents us from climbing. In the case of thunder and lightning, we will NOT be climbing. Metal climbing gear and a cliff side environment is a shocking combination. If Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School cancels due to weather, you will receive a full refund.

Cancellation: Cancellations made more than thirty days prior to the event may cancel with no penalty and receive a full refund. Cancellations made 2 – 30 days prior to the start of the course/instruction may put deposit toward another date or forfeit 25% of total fee. Cancellations made within 2 days of event may rescheduled for another program within one year of the scheduled climb or must forfeit the entire course fee unless we are able to fill their spot from an available wait list or walk-in. No shows will be charged full price.

FAQ

Is there an age requirement? Can my 5 year old climb?

There is NO age requirement for climbing. This means both young and old can climb. The expression goes, if you can climb a step ladder, you can climb a rock.

Do I need any gear?

We will provide all the gear for you but feel free to bring your own.

What should I bring?

You should bring water and a snack for the outing. Extra layers are helpful especially if it is windy or there is rain in the forecast. Bring a small daypack to put all of your personal gear and some of our group gear.

Will I be safe?

 
Rock climbing can be dangerous. However, when compared to activities such as driving and traditional sports, studies have shown that climbing represents less risk and results in fewer injuries per participant hour. Nevertheless, climbing with a skilled guide or instructor helps to stack the odds in your favor. It is the safest way to learn the sport and will lead you toward years of enjoyable climbing.