The Salty Blog

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

May 7 2016

New Yoga Classes & Times

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re pleased to share some exciting changes in Salt Pump’s yoga department! Starting the week of May 9 we’ll have a yoga class offering every weekday afternoon or evening, Monday through Friday. And we’re adding a new instructor, too. And just for good measure, we’re installing gorgeous new wood flooring in the yoga room this coming week!…

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May 4 2016

Salt Pump Kids – The First 9 Months

One of the highlights of opening the gym has been getting our kids programming off the ground. There is something so special about watching children climb. It is intuitive for them, and they are naturally uninhibited and creative, something many of us seek to be in our own climbing. Here are some images of #saltpumpkids…

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Apr 22 2016

Carpool or Bike to Salt Pump, Qualify to Win Free Membership

Salt Pump Eco-Commuter Program Abandon the convenience of a single occupancy vehicle for the joyful company of other climbers. Ride a bicycle. Walk. Save gas, money AND earn a chance for free membership each month. We paved a little bit of paradise to bring you our parking lot. It was what we had to do.…

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Apr 5 2016

USAC Competition Results

Thanks for your attendance at the USA Climbing Competition last weekend and congratulations to all participants! Here are the full results: XLS format: USACResults PDF format: USACResults Also check out the photo album from the day on our Facebook page: USAC Comp photos And these photos from Mike at ThePhotoGeek.net: Photogeek Comp Gallery

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Apr 1 2016

Taki and Tino on ‘Love Maine Radio’

What does ‘Salt Pump’ mean? Can climbing help make the world a better place? Where are Tino and Taki’s favorite climbing areas? How does Salt Pump staff work with someone who has a fear of heights?   Taki (our General Manager) and Tino (our Head Routesetter and Assistant Program Director) were recently in studio at…

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Mar 14 2016

The Real Yoga Lies Off the Mat

By Nichole Crandall, SaltPump Yoga Teacher The weather this week in Maine is a sure sign Spring is on it’s way. A time where we come out of hibernation and resume a more active and outdoor lifestyle. Consider taking a Vinyasa yoga class to help prepare your mind and body for the increased activity and challenge…

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Mar 12 2016

USA Climbing Competition April 2

Salt Pump Climbing is proud to host our first USA Climbing Sport and Speed Local Competition! Check out the event page for more details!

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Mar 12 2016

Go Local Social

Join us for the Go Local Social on March 20! Check out the event page for details and join the Facebook event page to read about details as they are revealed!            

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Mar 7 2016

Can I Make Gains In My Climbing With More Overall Strength, Fitness and Endurance?

“I have really enjoyed Melissa’s HIIT classes.  Every time the workout is different, with new moves and challenges. I love having a surprise each session.  She also doesn’t let you “cheat” – she makes me work HARD!  I have been feeling stronger.  Where I notice it most is my running….I have run for years ,…

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Jan 29 2016

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Stop in Portland Feb 7 and 8

Salt Pump is a proud sponsor of Banff Mountain Film Festival’s stop in Portland at the State Theater on Sunday February 7 and Monday February 8 at 7pm. We are selling tickets at the front desk, $17 each or $14 for students with ID (they will be $20 at the door). Get ’em while they last! The…

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Jan 25 2016

Cecilia Buil Slideshow February 2

https://www.saltpumpclimbing.com/event/cecilia-buil-slideshow/ Join the Facebook Event Page for this slideshow for the latest updates!   More about Ceci: She’ll be teaching clinics at the MWV Ice Fest in February while she’s here, too! Learn more Check out this Q&A with her from Hyperlite Mountain Gear. Read it Also check out Ceci’s Facebook Page and Website

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Jan 19 2016

The Way of the Axe: Learn to Ice Climb with Salt Pump

The forecast last Saturday was grim: 1-2 inches of snow, rain, and slush in the Portland area. But rather then stay at home and watch the Patriots game, a few intrepid Salt Pumpers made their way north to the White Mountains to learn to ice climb for our inaugural Winter 2016 outdoor event. Offered in…

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