The Salty Blog

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

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 wrist mobility kneading a lot of dough and I’m quickly wearing the tread down on a pair of runners to burn off all of the…

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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 such a dynamic time, and keeping our bodies balanced is important for when we return to the sport we love. These shoulder workouts are designed…

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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 knot skills to a new level. Let’s have fun and get creative together. The Basic Rules: You must follow @saltpump on Instagram or Facebook. Pick…

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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 to give an update on the status of re-opening Salt Pump. We are hopeful that we will be able to adjust to the new reality…

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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 my apartment and I have limited workout equipment at my disposal. I get very bored with planking for 10 minutes at a time so I…

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Apr 1 2020

Community Update

Hello Salt Pump Community! We truly miss all of your chalky smiling faces. We hope that you and your families and friends are doing as well as they can despite the uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus. We wanted to reach out with a virtual high five (from at least 6 ft away) and update you on…

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Mar 28 2020

The Home Sessions: Ara on Therabands

Therabands are a must have item for any climber or athlete… especially one stuck working out in their basement or garage! The range of uses and applications make it one of the most cost efficient workout tools out there. Here are a few of Coach Ara’s favorite ways to band out. Abdominal Exercises If your…

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Mar 28 2020

Training At Home

A global pandemic is as good a time as any to invest a little in your home gym scene. But what gear to get, and what exercises to do? The fitness industry is rife with overly complicated, expensive workout equipment, but at Salt Pump, we like to keep our training focused by keeping it simple.…

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Mar 15 2020

Salt Pump Will Close

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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Mar 15 2020

Letter from Taki Miyamoto, Managing Partner of Salt Pump Climbing Co.

Dear Salt Pump Community,   My name is Taki Miyamoto. I know many of you but if I have not had the opportunity to introduce myself in person, I am the managing partner of Salt Pump. I want to provide you with context for our decision-making. The long and short of it is: we want…

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Mar 14 2020

Update on COVID 19: Reduced Usage Plan

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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Mar 11 2020

Health and Safety at Salt Pump

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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