Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It's mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $109 for a half-day rock-climbing trip for two (a $198 value)
- $179 for a half-day rock-climbing trip for four (a $320 value)
Led by a certified guide, climbers traverse canyons, cliffs, and other rocky routes at Acadia National Park, Clifton, or Camden on a half-day climbing trip that includes all necessary equipment.
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
High above the Atlantic’s lapping waves, helmeted figures scale vertical rock walls. Undaunted, they surmount challenging obstacles and overhangs, building anchors and belaying while learning technical skills from a beginning level. They feel safe with the knowledge that they’re being overseen by American Mountain Guide Association or Professional Climbing Instructors Association-accredited climbers. Director Jon Tierney––who also boasts an international guiding license from the IFMGA––leads Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School’s faculty of experienced guides as they usher first-time and experienced explorers up majestic rock faces, snow-covered cliffs, and frozen waterfalls. Company guides frequently showcase their comfort in varied terrain as well, having applied their climbing skills on film sets to set up safety rigging for Shutter Island.
Guides provide mentorship during multi-day mountaineering trips to distant mountains, and lead day trips to share pivotal climbing skills that help students scale a range of icy and rocky conditions. In an array of advanced or basic classes, they instruct pupils on principles of anchoring, top roping, belaying, and sport or lead climbing—imbuing them with the skills to scale mountainsides or be the first to reach the top of a wedding cake. Instructors also teach students mid-climb rescues, such as how to deal with medical issues and make improvised ascents, or metamorphosize into an instructor.
You will discover they provide safe, casual and confident climbing instruction.oxofthesun, TripAdvisor, 5/26/10
Safety was excellent without being obtrusive.adventuretraveler64, TripAdvisor, 9/4/10
Tips from Groupon Customers
“The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely go back to Acadia Mountain Guides to climb in Acadia.”
“This is an awesome experience. Our guide, Dick, was very patient and professional. We had a great time!”
“What an amazing experience! We are novice climbers and received the highest level of attention from an experienced, professional guide. Andrea was fantastic and...”
“What an amazing experience! We are novice climbers and received the highest level of attention from an experienced, professional guide. Andrea was fantastic and made this adventure the highlight of our trip. We recommend this experience for all ages!”
228 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609