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I recently went climbing with Noah in Camden. I had never climbed before, not even on an inside climbing gym. We hiked into the rock face and Noah took me through all the gear and all the safety procedures before we started. He was very professional, which is what I was looking for my first time hanging from a rope off of a cliff, Noah made me feel very comfortable and safe climbing and repelling. I climbed one 5.4 and two 5.6 pitch climbs. It was a great day and I am going to return in a couple of weeks for some longer, harder climbs.
Thanks Noah and Equinox
Spencer & Kathy
My wife and I had our first ever outdoor climbing experience with Noah and it was an absolute blast! We began the day learning the ropes (literally) and with some easier routes to get familiar with the rock face, and then moved to a pair of multi-pitch routes in the afternoon which culminated with a fantastic climb as the sun set to end the day. Noah was very knowledgeable about the area and able to adapt the day's plans on the fly based on how everything was going. If you find yourself around the mid-coast of Maine and interested in a wonderful outdoor experience, I'd highly recommend reaching out!
Noah took great care of us for three climbs up and down the Precipice in Acadia National Park. I have only gone rock climbing a handful of times years ago so his thorough training regarding safety and climbing gear was very welcome. I felt as though I was in the hands of a professional for the entire excursion. Noah was friendly and encouraging throughout. We were able to joke around and still feel safe, which is something I think is very important in a guide. Keep an ear out for Noah's Canadian impressions ;) The routes we took were challenging, but appropriate for our skill levels. I would highly recommend Equinox Guiding Service to anyone looking to climb on Camden or Acadia National Park.
Lori Miller Thurlow
We had a rock climbing session scheduled with Noah from Equinox Guiding Service. Weather was set to be good, started out sunny and ended with some rain and snow. Our Guide was knowledgeable, fun and very experienced. He kept close eye on weather and when to call it, if we had too. Noah took the time to train us and then belayed each of us himself with coaching. It was very supportive and safe. We had a fantastic time despite changes in weather. I would climb with them anytime.
While I arrived at Barrett's Cove cliff with a fear of heights and no concept of a multi-pitch, my boyfriend has been expertly scaling rock faces for decades—and yet, Noah (from Equinox Guiding Service) happily took us both out for a really fun day of climbing. They chatted about guiding and GriGris; we dissected the safety equipment, the routes, the techniques. He answered all of my questions and assuaged my doubts, and as I made my first clumsy moves up the granite, he was endlessly encouraging and enthusiastic. Noah is clearly a guide who not only loves what he does, but loves sharing his passion with others—no matter their experience level. His positive attitude is infectious and I feel so lucky that he was there to help me on my first day. We look forward to visiting him and his sweet pup, Cedar, up in Maine again soon!