The Salty Blog

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

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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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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Jan 28 2020

Quinn Brett comes to Salt Pump!

We couldn’t be more psyched to have hardcore climber and adaptive athlete Quinn Brett visiting Salt Pump on February 21st to share some of her experiences. The event is open…

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Jan 28 2020

Training for Climbing: Step Zero

Although it may not feel like it right now, spring is just around the corner. That means it’s a great time to start thinking about what you can do to…

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Jan 8 2020

Welcome to Adventure Club

Note: Nick Kelley recently joined Salt Pump as an instructor working with our kids and adult programs. A graduate of Northern Vermont University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Nick…

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Dec 17 2019

Stay Hip: Working the Glutes, Hamstrings, and Core

You need strong hips to support the work being done by our pelvis and core – the hinge point of so much climbing motion. When these muscles aren’t strong enough,…

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