Acadia National Park Ice Climb, Bar Harbor
February 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$50
The variety of terrain in Acadia National Park makes it a superb area to learn about ice climbing! All equipment is included. Photo opportunities are plentiful.
What you need: Acadia National Park pass ( https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/fees.htm ), Day Pack, warm layers, 2 liters of water, snacks, and a packed lunch.
9:00am Meet at Alpenglow Adventure Sports and Acadia Mountain Guides 228 Main St. Bar Harbor ME 04609. Here we will outfit you with double boots, a harness, and a helmet. If you have a day pack to use bring it! Your guide will review your medical and waiver form with you as well. If you are under 18, and attending without your parents, you will need to bring an adult signed waiver with you. All AMG clients receive a permanent 15% discount on any equipment purchases whether it be climbing, backpacking or other outdoor gear at our two gear stores Alpenglow Adventure Sports Bar Harbor & Orono & online at AlpenglowGear.com ! This includes future mail or on-line orders. We will return to the sop
There are several sites in Acadia National Park to choose from, the guide will select a suitable location the day of the climb. Travel time to most of the sites is less than 15 minutes from the store. Upon arrival, the guides will go over some basic equipment information, and introduce how ice climbing works.
There will be time to practice tying yourself in and learning to belay(prevent another climber from falling with the rope), and practicing your climbing technique and learn new skills.
Then it’s onto the ice for the real thing. We choose routes that we believe will be fun and challenging for you. We encourage all participants to not only climb but to learn to belay as well. We utilize redundant belay systems that provide security even if a new belayer makes a mistake while learning.
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is proud to accredited by both the Professional Climbing Instructors’ Association and the American Mountain Guides Association. PCIA accreditation assures you that all of our guide staff have been trained and evaluated by a third party organization. We carefully choose staff who are highly experienced climbers and who have training and certification through the Professional Climbing Instructors’ Association and the American Mountain Guides Association. Each guide is a patient teacher and fun to hang out with! Simply put we believe you deserve not only a fun and memorable day, but a professional experience with the highest regard for your learning and safety.