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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Although it may not feel like it right now, spring is just around the corner. That means it’s a great time to start thinking about what you can do to improve for the upcoming rock season. Training for climbing is hardwork, but finding the motivation to commit to a training program and stick to it…

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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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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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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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Note: In August, long-time coach and guide  Zack Sawyer will be moving on from Salt Pump and New England as he pursues new adventures with his partner Suzy in the desert of southern California. Zack joined the Salt Pump team soon after we opened, and his positive attitude, lust for learning, and quirky good wit quickly became part of…

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Note: In August, long-time coach and guide  Zack Sawyer will be moving on from Salt Pump and New England as he pursues new adventures with his partner Suzy in the desert of southern California. Zack joined the Salt Pump team soon after we opened, and his positive attitude, lust for learning, and quirky good wit quickly became part of…

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