Michael Hitz of Portland has been wanting to try rock climbing for years. With guidance from Noah Kleiner of Equinox Guiding Service in Camden, Michael got to climb outdoors for the first time. Watch the video to see how it went. Sponsored by Spectrum Healthcare Partners.
EVO Rock + Fitness in Portland offers an intro to climbing class every day of the week. It's the perfect way to dip your toes into climbing. All the gear is included and you'll have a knowledgeable instructor who'll walk you through every step, offer some pointers, and cheer you as you go, whether you make it two feet off the ground or twenty.
Whether you've done some climbing before or your entirely new to it, a guided climb with Equinox Guiding Service will build your confidence and maybe even get you to challenge yourself more than you thought possible.
Active ways to explore Maine, whether you're visiting Maine for a short time or you live here all year long. Hike, bike, paddle, and walk - and make brag-worthy memories along the way.
Back40 rounds up a range of guided outdoor adventures - for novices and more experienced folks - offered by guides from around Maine, as well as New Hampshire and Vermont.
You can work on overcoming a mild fear of heights with beginner lessons, practice and plenty of positive self talk, but if you'd like to do some climbing and still stay within comfortable proximity to the nice, safe, friendly ground, Evo Rock + Fitness in Portland has options.
Whether you're looking for fitness pals or people to hike or paddle with, Meetup.com has a lot of options. There are groups for runners and groups for walkers looking to get moving at an accessible pace. There's a paddling group and a weekly paddleboard meetup and a couple of meetups for rock climbers (or people wanting to become rock climbers).
Experienced climbers, novice climbers and people who often think about getting into climbing because it looks cool and challenging you kind of think you'd be good at it - rejoice!