The Salty Blog

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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Dec 17 2015

Maine Adaptive Pilot Climbing Program at Salt Pump

Thanks to those of you who donated during our Grand Opening to get the pilot adaptive climbing program going here at Salt Pump! Kelsey from Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation recently…

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Nov 16 2015

Four Ways Yoga Helps with Climbing

By Nichole Crandall, Salt Pump Yoga Instructor “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try” –Seth Godin Yoga and climbing are an odd match – with one…

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Nov 12 2015

Salt Pump Recognized as New England Real Estate Journal ‘Project of the Month’

We were thrilled to learn that Salt Pump was chosen as New England Real Estate Journal‘s Project of the Month! Many thanks to our partners and collaborators in the construction…

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Nov 9 2015

Our Route Setting Philosophy: A Natural Feel and Flow

By Tino Fiumara At Salt Pump, we aim for elements of the indoor climbing experience to be similar to the outdoor climbing experience. This is especially important in regards to…

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Oct 18 2015

Mountainfilm World Tour Stop at Portland’s State Theater October 29

Salt Pump is a proud sponsor of Mountainfilm Tour‘s stop in Portland at the State Theater on October 29 at 7pm. We are selling tickets at the front desk, $16 each…

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Oct 14 2015

Daylight Savings New Member Drive

Salt Pump Daylight Savings New Member Drive With daylight savings around the corner, we’re turning on the lights and pumping up the volume to serve you during the year’s darkest…

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Oct 4 2015

Yin yoga, surfing, and feeling the love at Salt Pump

It’s hard to say this without sounding kind of cheesy, but this week I really felt like Salt Pump was more than a climbing gym for me. If it weren’t…

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Sep 18 2015

Connect to SP with LogMyClimb! – Free download on Saturday!

Would you find it convenient to see a list of all of the routes and problems in the gym sorted by grade or setter?  Have you ever thought it would…

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Sep 17 2015

Salt Pump and Maine Adaptive to Partner for New Adaptive Climbing Program

SALT PUMP AND MAINE ADAPTIVE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ADAPTIVE CLIMBING PROGRAM DURING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 All Are Welcome for Climbing, Prizes, Food and Refreshments  Salt Pump…

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