Rock Climbing

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Private Rock Climbing Instruction & Guiding

Appointments can be made by booking online through the Book Now Button. 
4 or 7 hours sessions available for Acadia National Park.
7 hour sessions available for regions beyond ANP. Call or email for details.

Climb for the first time! Never climbed before? No problem! Acadia Mountain Guides can easily tailor a rock climbing experience to you. If you are seeking to find out what rock climbing is all about, we recommend a half or a full day exposure to climbing. This is ideal for people of all ages whether they be individuals, couples, families or organized groups.

Advance your skills! If you are a climber seeking to advance your skills, Acadia Mountain Guides can help you build confidence and competence in a multitude of advanced skills such as anchoring, direct belayed top roping, redirect belayed top roping, anchoring concepts and subtleties, establishing a functional master point, sport climbing, lead climbing, seconding (following) a lead climb, aid climbing, rope-solo techniques, basic to – way out there – self rescue skills, or professionally recognized guide training courses. Choose as many days as you wish and design a curriculum with an Acadia Mountain Guide to best fit your needs.

We can create a personalized session for you or check out some example sessions we can craft for you:

Placing Gear and Building Anchors

Learn to Lead – Traditional

Partner and Self Rescue

Need a climbing partner? Are you an experienced climber in need of a partner? Team up with an Acadia Mountain Guide to sample the classic routes of popular New England climbing areas such as Acadia National Park, Clifton, Camden or one of New Hampshire’s many great rock climbing areas (North Conway, Cannon). If you have a little more time take an extended vacation with us to rock climb in Quebec, Rocky Mountain National Park (CO), Red Rock Canyon (Las Vegas), Joshua Tree National Park (CA), or a host of other destinations around the globe.


Family Climbing

One of our most popular summer programs. Rock climbing is an excellent choice for parents looking for a family experience that almost everyone can participate in. We welcome all ages of climbers.

Appointments can be made daily by calling 1-207-288-8186 or emailing climb@acadiamountainguides.com
4 or 7 hours sessions available for Acadia National Park.
7 hour sessions available for regions beyond ANP. Call or email for details.

 Check out what a Family Climbing session entails and testimonies from previous clients!


Organized Group Climbing

Scout groups, camp groups, church groups, school groups, etc. Join one of the hundreds of organizations that have chosen Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School to provide a day of fun and skills on the rocks. The spectacular coast of Maine is the perfect location to bring a group and adventure activities abound. Rock climb one day then sea kayak, bike, hike, or play mini-golf – Acadia National Park and the nearby town of Bar Harbor offers a full selection of activities for groups to choose from.

Acadia Mountain Guides are among the best in the country at facilitating a climbing experience for small groups. We believe in fully involving the participants as much as possible – climbing, rappelling, belaying and often feature cool closure activities such as a tyrolean rope traverse over the Atlantic if desired. Participants will get much more than an “exposure to climbing” and will not spend their day waiting around to climb (unless they want to). We have seen how many other climbing schools do it and we guarantee you will have an active, superb, and safe as possible group experience climbing with us. Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School led the way in developing the American Mountain Guides Association national standard course curriculum and certification exam – the AMGA Top Rope Climbing Instructor and Site Manager Course, which focuses on teaching experienced climbers state of the art technical and educational methods for teaching climbing to individuals and groups.

Group programs are available in Acadia National Park, Clifton (near Bangor), Camden, in the Kennebec River and Penobscot River areas (works well when combined with a rafting trip or a hike up Katahdin), Moosehead Lake region, central New Hampshire and the White Mountains (North Conway, Franconia Notch, Pinkham Notch, Rumney).

Reservations can be made by using our Book Now button above and below. 
4 or 7 hours sessions available for Acadia National Park.
7 hour sessions available for regions beyond ANP. Call or email for details.

The Acadia Mountain Guide Climbing School Difference

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is certified through the American Mountain Guide Association and the Professional Climbing Instructor Association. Acadia Mountain Guides actively supports furthering their guide’s development throughout their career. That means our guides are constantly taking steps to progress their skills and will provide you with an exceptional experience. AMG is also a proponent of helping clients reach their goals, whether its having an epic day in the mountains or gaining skills to get into other terrain, Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School can get you there!