The Salty Blog

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

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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Oct 1 2019

Welcome to the Little Big League!

We will be closed from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, while Team Salt Pump hosts our annual U.S.A.C. bouldering competition… And as soon as we reopen,…

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Sep 16 2019

Head 2 Head: Mind Games With Will Wild

Fear is a funny thing. When I first started lead climbing I was terrified of falling. I felt helpless on the wall, unable to move above my last clip and…

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Aug 19 2019

The 10 – 4 Rule: Why Projecting Might Be Holding You Back

Local hardwoman and Team Salt Pump coach Alison Crofton-MacDonald on Ride The Lightning (V6) at Pawtuckaway State Park. Climbing has a tendency to bring out the obsessive side in all…

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Aug 6 2019

Meet Brittney Martin

This June, Salt Pump welcomed Brittney Martin to the team as our new Youth Programs Manager. Brittney was born and raised in New Portland, Maine, and studied Outdoor Recreation at…

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