The Salty Blog

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

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. by Ara Morton I returned to Salt Pump for the first time…

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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Feb 12 2020

The Clampdown 2020: Full results, photos, and more…

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…

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