Welcome to Adventure Club

January 8, 2020

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…

Two Nationals Competitors Recount their Experience

March 1, 2019

If you had not heard, two of our youth team members, Ian Frost and Maddie Gillis, made USA Climbing Nationals. Through their stellar performances in the local, regional, and divisional stages, they both qualified to compete with 48 other athletes in their age bracket. Along with their families and Team…

Conquering Cathedral Ledge

January 3, 2019

THE THRILL OF STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM By Trisha Cloutier If you have ever been to North Conway, you have seen Cathedral Ledge. Although it doesn’t  dominate the landscape like Mount Washington, it holds its own. Just beyond the village to the Northwest, you will see it – standing 500…

Our Fall 2018 Youth Bouldering Comp Was A Huge Success!

October 1, 2018

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Salt Pump welcomed more the 180 youth competitors from across New England for our U.S.A Climbing Local Youth Bouldering Competition. Competition Results have are posted here. Huge thanks to all the parents, coaches, volunteers, and route-setters who made this event a success!

From Gym to Crag: Salt Pump Kids’ Outdoor Climbing Day

September 11, 2018

Young climbers in our after-school programs have been spending time at Salt Pump learning the skills they need to get outside, including how to belay, manage ropes, read routes, and rappel. This spring, they got the chance to try their stuff on some of New Hampshire’s finest rock when the…

April 7 USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Climbing Competition

February 21, 2018

Salt Pump is pleased to host a USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Climbing Competition on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Details Pre-Registration Required – Must register before April 5th @ 6pm Flash Format Competition – a strict running order will be assigned (Schedule TBD) Randomized Running Order will be posted on April…

Becoming a Climbing Family

February 14, 2018

By Trisha Cloutier There is a certain moment when a person undergoes a metamorphosis, transforming from someone who climbs to a climber. For this family, their youngest son Declan was the catalyst for that transformation. Not only did Declan become a climber, but his family became a climbing family. Now, Declan, his brother Eamon,…

Salt Pump Halloween!

October 18, 2017

Halloween at Salt Pump means vertical trick-or-treating, Kai’s world famous Haunted House, and a costume contest, plus other themed games, prizes and refreshments to enjoy. All FREE after cost of gym entry (day pass, punch of your punch card, or member check-in). Check out the latest party plans and updates…

Introducing Our Camp Director, Trish Cloutier

June 7, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Trish Cloutier as Salt Pump’s Summer Camp Director! Trish has worked with adolescents in an outdoor setting for programs all over New England and in the Rocky Mountains. Originally from the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire, she still loves spending her free time adventuring…

2nd Annual Art Contest, Win a Free Week of Summer Camp

April 11, 2017

Would you like to go to Salt Pump Climbing Camp this summer? Enter our 2nd Annual Summer Camp Art Contest, with a grand prize of a FREE week at one of our Salt Pump Indoor Summer Climbing Camp sessions ($275 value)! Here’s how it works: >>Grab some paper no larger…