Acadia Rock Climbing

Half Day Rock Climbing in Acadia National Park
4 hours 

Grab an early breakfast and be back for lunch or take your time in the morning and get excited as the afternoon approaches! Either session is a memorable experience.

Full Day Rock Climbing in Acadia National Park
 7 – 8 hours

Get the most out of your climbing experience! Bring a lunch and your guide will bring you to one of our famous locations for a full day of climbing.

Evening Rock Climbing in Acadia National Park
3 Hours

See Acadia during the golden hour in a shortened 3 hour session. Available during the peak summer months (July and August) when there’s daylight well into the evening! Evening sessions will be booked only after our half day sessions have been filled.

Family Rock Climbing in Acadia National Park
Time: 4 or 7 hour session

Special prices for family sessions. Enjoy a half day session fit into your vacation schedule or get more out of your climbing adventure and climb with us for a full day! Any age can rock climb!




100% payment is required for registration.


Cancellations made more than 30 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 activity may put deposit toward another date or forfeit 50% of total fee.

Cancellations made within 2 days forfeit the entire fee unless we are able to fill their spot from an available wait list. No shows will be charged full price.

A full refund will be given if Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School must cancel the course.


Many times it can be fun to climb in the rain! All it takes is the right attitude and a rain jacket. On rainy days we ask that you come into the office and meet with your guide. If you are traveling from greater than 30 minutes you may give the guide a call. The decision to climb in rain is a mutual decision made by you and the guide.  Ultimately, if the guide believes it is unsafe to climb, they will have the final decision on climbing. In the case of thunder and lightning, we will NOT be climbing. 

If Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School cancels due to weather, you will receive a full refund.


 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 or lunch 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 best way to learn the sport and will lead you toward years of enjoyable climbing. 

The Acadia Mountain Guides Difference

We are a dually accredited climbing school, by the Professional Climbing Instructor Association and the American Mountain Guides Association. That means our guides are highly trained and certified to bring you into the cliff side environment. Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School also highly values improving their guides’ skills, which means you get a guide who is taking advantage of every opportunity to improve their ability to bring you an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a family or a full time crusher, we can have blast getting your six year old to the top of her first climb or get stoked getting you on your first outdoor 5.10! Let us craft an experience that caters to you.


• Since 1994 •

AMGCS is one of 32 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to pursue and achieve accreditation. AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously AMGA accredited. We have had one or more AMGA rock guides on staff each year since 1994.

Owned by internationally recognized IFMGA/AMGA Mountain 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.


• 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.

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Gear Rental Program

AMGCS also rents outdoor equipment for your convenience. All clients receive 25% off rental equipment for use on our courses.
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