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Decided to do this for Fathers Day. When we went to make the reservation, I found out the ENTIRE FAMILY could do this, not just the adults. My daughter just turned 4 years old and is tiny (32lbs). Weve never climbed before. I am not in top shape myself. Needless to say, I was a tad bit skeptical. They took up to South Bubble mountain. The short hike in was very easy. They set the ropes, taught us, and let us inspect every inch of every piece of equipment, as well as test and re test everyones harness. My little girls was so secure in her harness, that it should be a standard model for buckling kids into car seats -no way to come out at any angle. The climbing was pleasantly challenging and yet each one of us were capable of doing this. We has so much fun, I credit it as the very best Fathers Day gift Ive ever come up with. We left feeling accomplished, proud, exercised, and excited about finding a new fun family adventure that we can not wait to do again.
Five of us did a half-day session with Atlantic Climbing School today, and were happy with everything about the experience. The guides were terrific from the start: friendly, capable, fun...but entirely professional and really capable, very conscious of safety. They geared us up quickly, and the trip to the cliffs only took about 15 minutes. They explained every part of the process, and were great about starting us at whatever pace we were comfortable with: some of us were more comfortable than others, and they adapted perfectly. There was time for us to each do several climbs on various routes, which was plenty. Cant say enough things about our two guides/instructors: Wendy and Dane. They were great, from start to finish.
Atlantic Climbing School provided us with an amazing adventure during our time on Mt. Desert Isle. Communication with them was great ahead of time to help us choose the right options and make reservations before we got there. Our instructor, Seth, gave us superb guidance and support with a complete knowledge of all the handholds and footholds and the innate ability to determine when to point them out and when to let us find them on our own. He had us advance at our own pace and challenged us without pushing us past our capability. This was our first rock climbing outing and it wont be our last. Well be back!! Thanks so much, Atlantic Climbing School, for an outstanding, memorable day!
A Private User
I will chime in to basically agree with what everyone else has said. My girlfriend and I booked this place so we could try rock climbing during out trip to Acadia. Our only experience had been one outing to a local indoor climbing wall, so we were basically beginners. No complaints at all. Guide was great... really nice guy. Otter Cliffs is a fantastic place to climb, great scenery. Price seemed very reasonable. If you have any interest in trying out rock climbing, I highly recommend them.
We did a 4 hour session with Ryan at Otter Cliffs and it was perfect. He was so friendly and professional and taught me the basics of setting up. Everything was so safe. The three of us took turns climbing and did 3.5 climbs each. My favorite was the chimney one, the most famous in Acadia. With the Atlantic Coast under us and waves crashing into the walls were climbing above, it was beautiful and so much fun.
This was a great experience in every way. The Atlantic Climbing School impressed us with their professionalism and outstanding staff. Wendy was an incredible guide - instructing us about the gear, terrain and safety precautions; talking us through the climbs; engaging in a friendly and fun way. This was our first time rock climbing and we highly recommend it.
Had a wonderful experience rock climbing at the otters cliff with this company. The instructor was a delight to hang out with and he ensure that safety was the top priority in all the climbs. Make sure you pick start early to avoid feeling the heat of the sun!
The Atlantic Climbing School has upheld its standard of excellent hiking trips over the years. The instructors are professional, blending fun and safety seamlessly. Highly recommended for first time rock climbers.
Tons of fun and the staff was so nice and helpful! Definitely recommend I had a great time and have no complaints!
Great Experience my girls loved it.