Named BEST FAMILY ACTIVITY IN MAINE 2014 and rated the #1 BAR HARBOR ACTIVITY by Trip Advisor in 2014.

“My daughter and I went rock climbing for the first time! After completing several climbs our guide took us on an adventure hike and climb. We couldn't have asked for a more customized experience. Acadia Mountain Guides is the best!” Enjoy personalized rock climbing on the spectacular coast of Maine. Half and full day sessions for individuals, families or groups of all ages and skills. Equipment provided. Since 1983, our guides have set the standards for local guides. We are Maine’s only full service, year round climbing school.
  • Rock climbing lessons for all ages and abilities in Acadia and beyond
  • Family climbing experiences
  • Guided rock and ice climbs
  • Guided hikes in Acadia National ParkSenior Climbs - rekindle that youthfull desire to climb. Designed especially for those who may think they are "too old" to climb.
As an added perk, all our clients receive a lifetime 15% discount on outdoor gear in our retail and online stores. Email, call us at 207.288.8186 or visit us at our convenient 228 Main St. location in Bar Harbor. It's time to climb!

Why Choose AMG: Since our inception we have always sought to operate at the peak of industry terrain standards and to follow recommended industry practices.  Our goal is provide the best trained and experienced guides to help insure you will have the highest quality experience. Most importantly, our guides care about you and want to create a fun and highly memorable experience for you. A brief look at Acadia Mountain Guide's credentials.
  • Founder Jon Tierney is one of 98 American guides to achieve the coveted international IFMGA guide award representing the pinnacle of guide education. Jon has been guiding since 1983 and has trained well over 1000 aspiring guides including the owners and employees of local competitors.
  • AMG is the only climbing school in New England to maintain AMGA accreditation throughout it's entire history. 
  • AMG is the only local school to consistently provide certified guides and instructors throughout our history..
  • AMG is the only New England climbing school to be dually accredited by both the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Assoc) and the PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructors Assoc).
  • AMG  is the only local school with instructors who are dually trained and certified by both the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Assoc) and the PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructors Assoc).