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The Salty Blog

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

The Student Pass

    We’re hosting an Open House this Friday September 11 at Salt Pump – half off day passes after 6 pm and free refreshments on our deck! Come check us out and consider investing in the Student Pass – the best value membership we offer at $166.50 for three months. Includes free classes, free…

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Salt Pump Bounty Hunt!

    $1,000 cash to onsight a climb?! That’s right! The Salt Pump Bounty Hunt, held in conjunction with our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday September 19, will award cash prizes to whoever sends our last few unclimbed routes from the opening set. We’ll have climbing challenges that are appropriate for all levels — win…

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Q&A with Tino Fiumara

Many of the great routes you’ve been climbing at Salt Pump you can thank Tino Fiumara for. After visiting to help with our initial route setting, he recently moved to Maine and accepted a full time position as our Head Routesetter / Assistant Program Director. Since the world is small, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that we went to college together…

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Salt Pump Grand Opening Celebration September 19

SALT PUMP GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION AND BOUNTY HUNT COMPETITION SET FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 All Are Welcome for Climbing, Prizes, Food and Refreshments  Our Grand Opening Celebration is coming up on Saturday September 19. We’ll be open all day long for climbing and activities, followed by demonstrations, prizes, refreshments and music. The day will include a sign…

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Salt Pump Climbing Co. aims to be Maine's premier climbing gym.


Scarborough business aims to be Southern Maine’s Home for Mountain Adventure and Climbing Lifestyle. SCARBOROUGH, Maine – July 28, 2015 – Salt Pump Climbing Co., an indoor rock climbing and fitness facility being built from the ground up on Haigis Parkway, will open its doors for the first time on July 30 at 10 am. The…

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You don't need big muscles to rock climb, anybody can do it.

Why Anyone Can Learn to Rock Climb

Does climbing take a lot of upper body strength? Giving tours around the gym, certain questions repeatedly come up. Those new to climbing often ask “does climbing take a lot of upper body strength?” Frequently, people are concerned that without Popeye-like power, they won’t get very far up the wall. This is a bit of…

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Salt Pump has a natural setting on a pond but the comfort of indoor climbing

Rainy Day Activities: Indoor Climbing!

Looking for rainy day activities during your Maine beach vacation? Come climb at Salt Pump! Here at Salt Pump, we tell it like it is. And the reality is that despite Maine’s reliance on tourism, there’s sometimes a little undertone of outsider resentment. It mostly manifests itself when we see out-of-state drivers bringing their out-of-state driving…

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Salt Pump Climbing is excited to welcome Alison Krayer and Vince Schaefer to the team.


Scarborough’s First Indoor Climbing Gym is pleased to announce that Vince Schaefer and Alison Krayer have joined the management team. SCARBOROUGH, Maine – June 24, 2015 – Salt Pump Climbing Co., a Maine-based climbing and fitness facility scheduled to open this summer on Haigis Parkway in Scarborough, recently welcomed Vince Schaefer and Alison Krayer as…

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