The Salty Blog

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

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Aug 15 2016

Inside Game no. 1: Matty Zane

Matty Zane grew up in the small town of Freedom, Maine. Both his parents worked at the nearby college in Unity, and growing up, Matty and his older brother Cody…

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Aug 12 2016

September 22 Fall Equinox Celebration: Breathe Easy!

Join us for our quarterly celebration on the Fall Equinox! Food, beer, games, and the ‘BREATHE Easy’ Climbing Competition with prizes for all. Free for members, $5 after cost of…

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Aug 11 2016

Fall Kids Programs Open Houses

Join us to hear more about our fall youth programming, including after school programs and the newly forming youth team! Meet ‘Team Salt Pump’ coach Matty Zane and the rest…

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Jul 16 2016

Scarborough Leader: “Double Thrill Beckons at Surf-Climb Camp”

Surf’s Up and so’s Rock Climbing in Scarborough At first blush surfing and rock climbing don’t have much in common. One is focused on mastering the waves of the oceans…

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Jul 8 2016

A Number-Free Environment : Boulder Problem Grading

At Salt Pump, we are deeply invested in the climber’s experience. Whether you are a first time climber or a grizzled veteran of the vertical, we want your experience at…

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Jul 8 2016

Bienvenus, Visiteurs Français!

Bienvenus, Visiteurs Français ! Si nous ne demeurions pas dans le Maine, on chercherait à prendre nos vacances ici, aussi. C’est justement parce qu’il y a beaucoup de amour pour…

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Jun 27 2016

“These Little Ninjas Scale Full Sized Walls”

Check out this short video and article about our ‘Little Ninjas’ classes! Thanks to Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News for the visit and write up.

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Jun 22 2016

Congrats to Nixon, Summer Camp Art Contest Winner!

Thanks to all of the wonderful entries in the contest, and to everyone who participated in the voting via our Facebook page! Learn more about Salt Pump Summer Camps.

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Jun 2 2016

Summer Camp Art Contest

‘Voting’ is now live for the Summer Camp Art Contest! Head on over to the album of submissions at our Facebook page and ‘like’ your favorite(s)! The image with the…

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May 22 2016

Bouldering 4×4’s: Tips & Tricks

For the pebble wrestlers (aka boulderers) of the Salt Pump scene, it can sometimes be challenging to work anaerobic / power endurance. We have the most fun, after all, when…

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May 22 2016

Daniel Lenzi: Member Spotlight

Since Salt Pump opened its doors, we have been privileged to get to know many countless members and guests — from first-time climbers to barefoot 5.13 crack masters and people at…

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May 17 2016

Summer Camp Art Contest

Attention Salt Pump Kids! Would you like to go to Salt Pump Climbing Camp this summer? We invite you to enter our Summer Camp Art Contest, with a grand prize of…

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