The Salty Blog

The official blog of Salt Pump Climbing Co. - Featuring news, stories, tips, and inspiration for the New England climber.

Sep 2 2020

Covid Policy Update – September 2020

Covid Policy Updates With autumn just around the corner, we’re rolling out some tweaks to our operations here at Salt Pump as we continue to serve our community as best…

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Jul 28 2020

Out of Shape Butterfly

Route-setter and coach Ara Morton sending a few laps on the lead wall back in the before-the-virus days. I returned to Salt Pump for the first time on Wednesday, June…

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Jul 28 2020

Stay Safe, Stay Well: Responsible Recreation in the Age of Corona

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats Coming home to New England — I think anyone who has spent…

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Jul 21 2020

Member Spotlight: Kevin Price

Kevin Price jokingly calls himself “the simple surgeon”. While for most of us, there’s nothing simple about critical care surgery, Kevin’s inspiration to climb is something we all can relate…

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Jun 19 2020

Salt Pump will re-open June 24th

Salt Pump will open on June 24. The following is a summary of our hours of operations, access, and COVID-related risk management guidelines to meet State of Maine COVID19 Prevention…

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Jun 15 2020

General COVID Update: June 15th

Dear Salt Pump Community: We’re on the cusp of the summer solstice and the forecast for the next few days couldn’t get much better… We hope everyone is finding ways…

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Jun 9 2020

Salt Pump 2020 Summer Camps

Dear SP Kids! Families, Thank you for registering your child for a Salt Pump Summer Camp program, including our Inside Summer Camp, Inside-Out Camp and/or Overnight Camp. Unfortunately, we will…

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May 12 2020

The Home Sessions: Tino on Fingerboarding

Hi Salt Pumpers, A big howdy from my overcrowded garage where my hangboards live. These days I spend a lot of time with my energetic 3+yo son, working on my…

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May 9 2020

The Home Sessions: Will on Shoulder Stability

Hey Folks, A lot of things have changed lately and I know many of you have been adapting to the new normal… It’s important to strive to find balance during…

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May 7 2020

GoKnots Challenge

We’ve been missing our climbing community these days, so we decided to start a challenge to see how inventive we can all get while stuck at home and raise our…

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May 1 2020

Salt Pump Community Update — May 1st

Dear All, We hope everyone has been well and finding new and unique ways to pass the time. The coming of May means we are fully into spring and ready…

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Apr 7 2020

The Home Sessions: Will on Core

Hey Salt Pumpers, Will here with a few ways I like to keep my core in tip top shape when I’m not at the gym. I’m self quarantined here in…

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