The Salty Blog

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

Dec 2 2016

Inside Game no. 3: Henry Fitts

Henry Fitts was scared the first time he tried climbing. The thirteen year-old kid from Pine Point walked into the Maine Rock Gym one day with his Boy Scout troop, but…

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Dec 2 2016

Break Camp: A Day in the Life of a Camper

By Kai Brown Our goal is to create an environment filled with fun, learning, and community with all of our #saltpumpkids offerings. Salt Pump Break Camps, taking place during Maine school…

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Dec 2 2016

Metabolic Conditioning for the Season of Indulgence

By Tino Fiumara It’s December already and we are smack dab in the season that we identify with high caloric intake and reduced physical output – aka the drink, eat,…

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Nov 16 2016

Retail Store and Member Benefits News: We Now Price Match!

We seek to provide great value for your hard earned money — including at our humble little retail store. We’ll price match any identical item you might find online. Details on…

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Nov 11 2016

New yoga teacher and time!

Please join us in welcoming Stephen Kirsch, our newest yoga instructor. He will be teaching our Friday evening Vinyasa Flow class at a new time, 7:15-8:15pm. From his website, http://www.stephenkirsch.com/about/: Stephen…

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Nov 11 2016

Got Skills? Big Wall Climbing with Freddie

In an effort to share our excitement about the new Skills Series programs, we thought we’d introduce you to each Series’ instructor and have them tell you about the program in their own words. The…

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Oct 18 2016

Got Skills? Ladies Sport Climbing with Janet

In an effort to share our excitement about the new Skills Series programs, we thought we’d introduce you to each Series’ instructor and have them tell you about the program in their own words. The…

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Oct 7 2016

Competition Climbing: The Future Generation of the Sport

    Imagine a world where 10 year old kids climbed 5.14, 15 year old girls boulder v15, and dozens of kids warmed up on your V5 gym projects! Sounds…

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Oct 3 2016

Got Skills? Trad Climbing with Zack

  Salt Pump’s new Skills Series programs are three part programs that encourage more comprehensive skill development on a given subject matter. This fall we’re offering two different Trad Climbing Skills Series, one of them on October…

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Sep 30 2016

Got Skills? Sport Climbing with Tino

In an effort to share our excitement about the new Skills Series programs, we thought we’d introduce you to each Series’ instructor. The Sport Climbing Series, scheduled for the evenings of October 6 and 13…

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Sep 15 2016

Lydia Ball: Member Spotlight

The next participant in our Member Spotlight series is Lydia Ball. Lydia’s 25 years old and works in sustainability with the Ahold Delhaize Group. She’s only been climbing for two years, yet she…

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Sep 14 2016

Five Phases to Maximize Your Potential!

  To normal people, when they think of climbing training, phrases like “feel the burn”, “train to failure”, “P90X” or, even better, “no pain, no gain” seem to jump to…

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