You need strong hips to support the work being done by our pelvis and core – the hinge point of so much climbing motion. When these muscles aren’t strong enough, you begin to compensate for the weaknesses in unhealthy ways, resulting in many injuries from this break in the kinetic chain. According to the American…

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We will be closed from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, while Team Salt Pump hosts our annual U.S.A.C. bouldering competition… And as soon as we reopen, The Little Big League, our adult community bouldering comp, will begin utilizing the 40+ brand new problems. Your hardest circuit grade send in the last…

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The Salt Pump bouldering area is about to get more colorful by circuit grading. This system will give a more intuitive feel to your bouldering sessions and workouts. Currently all of the problems are marked with a white SP logo tag with the grade written on the back. These tags will be replaced with colored…

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The concept of antifragile, as developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in a 2012 bestselling book of the same name, has been successfully applied to science, engineering, management, and finance. The basis of the theory is that if something is fragile, it breaks from stress. If something is sturdy, it withstands stress. Antifragile is that which…

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“You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.” – John Forbes Nash, Jr.   While walking through the bouldering area Salt Pump, you may notice that the number tags on boulder problems are now in a large font that you can see from the benches that face the climbing wall.…

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By Tino Fiumara It’s December already and we are smack dab in the season that we identify with high caloric intake and reduced physical output – aka the drink, eat, and be merry season! As climbers, we always want to maintain fitness so that we see as little regression as possible. To keep our progress…

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At Salt Pump, we are deeply invested in the climber’s experience. Whether you are a first time climber or a grizzled veteran of the vertical, we want your experience at Salt pump to be exceptional. We do not want grades to get in the way of this experience. Normally after a new ‘set’ goes up…

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By Tino Fiumara At Salt Pump, we aim for elements of the indoor climbing experience to be similar to the outdoor climbing experience. This is especially important in regards to our setting philosophy. We aim for our setting to have a natural feel and flow. What holds are ‘on’? At Salt Pump, all wall features…

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Avast ye booty loving scallywags!! On the Bounty Hunt each climber is going to have to raid their arsenal of skills to get through these challenges. If the challenge prove to be too much of a match, they’ll be walking the plank (and have a great time doing it!) The willing and adventurous have a…

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