Climbing InstructionDave at Fat Man's photo

Rock and Ice climbing are sports that are available to anyone. They can be practiced at a variety of skill levels regardless of age or fitness.

Mountain sports challenge your spirit, mind and body, allowing you to discover new personal heights. While the difficulty may change, the beginning climber senses the same enjoyment and satisfaction at the end of the day as even the most elite climber. If you are new to the sport, learning to climb with Acadia Mountain Guides will start you on your way toward safely mastering the many aspects of climbing. For the advanced climber we offer a variety of programs designed to enhance and round out your skills. All instruction is tailored to fit your individual needs. Join us for a day, week or more on the rock or ice!

A History of
Leading the way...

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.

Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

All AMGCS instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA and all guides have been trained or certified by the AMGA.

• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is one of 30 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to achieve accreditation.

AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.

• Since 2007 •
AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

Experience the difference.
Reach your peak with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School.




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