The Salty Blog

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

Mar 6 2018

Setters’ Favorite New Lead Wall Routes

By Tino Fiumara We just finished the new Lead Wall reset, resulting in 37 routes from 5.9 to 5.13b, with the majority of climbing in the 5.10 and 5.11 range.…

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Feb 28 2018

Member Spotlight: Nick Woodman

A twenty-five year old Machinery Mechanic at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Nick Woodman grew up in Saco, where he played defensive end on the Thorton Academy football team and was…

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Feb 21 2018

April 7 USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Climbing Competition

Salt Pump is pleased to host a USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Climbing Competition on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Details Pre-Registration Required – Must register before April 5th @ 6pm Flash…

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Feb 14 2018

Becoming a Climbing Family

By Trisha Cloutier There is a certain moment when a person undergoes a metamorphosis, transforming from someone who climbs to a climber. For this family, their youngest son Declan was the…

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Jan 31 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival Returns to Portland February 11-12

We’re proudly sponsoring Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Portland stop, February 11 and 12 at State Theater! Buy tickets at Salt Pump for $18 in advance (students $15 with school ID),…

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Dec 14 2017

From the Training Pagoda: Treadwall Training Tips

By Matty Zane Winter is now officially here! Which for most New England rock climbers marks the start of the training season. One of the many training tools that Salt…

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Dec 11 2017

Member Spotlight: Mark and Debbi Currier

  Mark and Debbi Currier joined Salt Pump earlier this year. In the few brief months we’ve known them, we’ve been inspired by their powerful psyche for the sport of…

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Nov 8 2017

Route Setting Update: Lead Training Routes

By Tino Fiumara Hello from the world of route setting. It has been a busy fall and we hope that everyone has enjoyed new sets that have been going up.…

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Nov 8 2017

New Yoga Classes and Schedule

New Salt Pump Yoga classes begin November 13 THE SALT PUMP YOGA ROOM HAS GOTTEN A FULL MAKEOVER, NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE, WE HAVE A…

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Nov 7 2017

Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Congrats to our Halloween Party Instagram Costume Contest Winners!                        

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Nov 1 2017

Salt Pump in the news: Maine Thing Quarterly

Check out this nice feature about climbing in Maine, and at Salt Pump, in ‘The Maine Thing Quarterly’! “While Maine’s outdoor climbing scene is truly phenomenal, there’s the whole other…

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