Friends, It breaks our hearts to say this, but Salt Pump will be closing effective immediately until further notice. All programs and scheduled events will also be cancelled until we reopen. We make this decision based on additional guidance from government officials and what we perceive to be a critical mass of local public facility…

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As the coronavirus situation evolves, everyone’s health is of the utmost importance. In order to keep providing access to Salt Pump that is in line with CDC guidelines about social distancing, on Monday, 3/16, we will implement a temporary reduced usage plan. The number of climbers in our facility will be limited to 60 individuals…

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Dear Salt Pump Community, We are closely monitoring the potential spread of the coronavirus in Maine and its potential impact on our community and operations. As of March 10, 2020, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are no confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in Maine and the risk…

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On Saturday, February 8th, over a hundred competitors and spectators braved single digit temperatures to attend the Inaugural edition of The Clampdown – Salt Pump’s come-one, come-all adult competition for climbers of all abilities. $2,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top three male and female competitors, while the winners of the intermediate and…

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We couldn’t be more psyched to have hardcore climber and adaptive athlete Quinn Brett visiting Salt Pump on February 21st to share some of her experiences. The event is open to the public free of charge, though a completed Salt Pump waiver is required.

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Note: Nick Kelley recently joined Salt Pump as an instructor working with our kids and adult programs. A graduate of Northern Vermont University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Nick brings a passion for adventure and teaching to Salt Pump. When it comes to climbing, everyone starts somewhere. I took my first rock climbing class…

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Fear is a funny thing. When I first started lead climbing I was terrified of falling. I felt helpless on the wall, unable to move above my last clip and into the unknown territory of the iminent whipper. I climbed below my level for a long time trying to build the confidence to push myself.…

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This June, Salt Pump welcomed Brittney Martin to the team as our new Youth Programs Manager. Brittney was born and raised in New Portland, Maine, and studied Outdoor Recreation at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. With work experience at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Camp Laurel, she is excited to grow the…

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Join us on March 20th, 2019, from 6 – 9 p.m. for our annual Spring Equinox Party, featuring the legendary Spring Fling Dyno Comp. We’ll have gear to demo from Unparallel and Mammut, beer from Lone Pine Brewery, kombucha from Urban Farm Fermentory, and one very cool non-profit organization, the Community Bicycle Center, on hand…

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