In building Salt Pump, we have focused on being true to our roots. We have been inspired by the boulders and mountains of Maine and beyond, the strong New England community, and the best of other indoor climbing gyms that we’ve made our base camps over the years.
We searched long and hard for a site in the Portland area that embodies the beauty of Maine and New England while being easily accessible. We went through iteration after iteration of our facility’s design and climbing terrain to bring the essence of climbing indoors. Lots of natural light fills our open layout facility. Inspired climbing terrain, hold variety, and route setting keeps first-time, long-time, two-foot tall, seven-foot tall, introverted, and extroverted climbers alike motivated and challenged.
Our sincere hope is that Salt Pump will be your Maine climbing gym and home away from home, where you can be yourself, get in shape, rejuvenate, meet up with old friends and make new ones.
We want to say that “we are more than a climbing gym” without sounding clichéd or making false promises. We believe climbing can enrich our lives and that its culture makes the world a better place. Looking for indoor activities in Maine? We hope you’ll stop by to experience our efforts towards putting this belief into practice.
Bouldering. Yoga classes. Top rope. Lead climbing. A pond (with trout). Free Wi-Fi. Auto belays. Rappelling. Work spaces. Training. Indoor activities for kids. Adult classes. Deck parties. Trip planning resources. Hangout spaces. Relaxing spaces. Friends.
This is Salt Pump, your Maine climbing gym. This is climbing. Welcome.
–Taki Miyamoto, Co-Founder and General Manager