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
100% of 15 customers recommend
“Unfortunately we didn't get the full time that we were looking for. ”
“Awesome experience! Loved our guide Steven! ”
“This service was great! I'm an experienced climber from out of town and just wanted somebody to show me around to all of the classic climbs. Our guide Mark was so...”
“This service was great! I'm an experienced climber from out of town and just wanted somebody to show me around to all of the classic climbs. Our guide Mark was so cool and put on us appropriate climbs for our climbing capabilities and the weather (it was misty and rainy, but was still an amazing day). And who could forget about the views! Simply amazing. If you're a climber, this guide service is top notch, and if you're a beginner, I know they'll take good care of you. Have fun and rock on!”
228 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609