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The Salty Blog

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

Cecilia Buil Slideshow February 2 Join the Facebook Event Page for this slideshow for the latest updates!   More about Ceci: She’ll be teaching clinics at the MWV Ice Fest in February while she’s here, too! Learn more Check out this Q&A with her from Hyperlite Mountain Gear. Read it Also check out Ceci’s Facebook Page and Website

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The Way of the Axe: Learn to Ice Climb with Salt Pump

The forecast last Saturday was grim: 1-2 inches of snow, rain, and slush in the Portland area. But rather then stay at home and watch the Patriots game, a few intrepid Salt Pumpers made their way north to the White Mountains to learn to ice climb for our inaugural Winter 2016 outdoor event. Offered in…

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Maine Adaptive Pilot Climbing Program at Salt Pump

Thanks to those of you who donated during our Grand Opening to get the pilot adaptive climbing program going here at Salt Pump! Kelsey from Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation recently shared these photos and a brief update after the first program. The second session is happening today. From Kelsey: Salt Pump Climbing Company is collaborating with…

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Four Ways Yoga Helps with Climbing

By Nichole Crandall, Salt Pump Yoga Instructor “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try” –Seth Godin Yoga and climbing are an odd match – with one mostly limiting the participant to the 2’x6′ mat space and encouraging ‘looking in’, while the other is inherently more social and more exploratory (at least in…

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Salt Pump Recognized as New England Real Estate Journal ‘Project of the Month’

We were thrilled to learn that Salt Pump was chosen as New England Real Estate Journal‘s Project of the Month! Many thanks to our partners and collaborators in the construction process, including PATCO Construction and Entre-prises USA. Read the full article      

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Our Route Setting Philosophy: A Natural Feel and Flow

By Tino Fiumara At Salt Pump, we aim for elements of the indoor climbing experience to be similar to the outdoor climbing experience. This is especially important in regards to our setting philosophy. We aim for our setting to have a natural feel and flow. What holds are ‘on’? At Salt Pump, all wall features…

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Mountainfilm World Tour Stop at Portland’s State Theater October 29

Salt Pump is a proud sponsor of Mountainfilm Tour‘s stop in Portland at the State Theater on October 29 at 7pm. We are selling tickets at the front desk, $16 each (they will be $19 at the door). Get em while they last! Our own Freddie Wilkinson will be on stage that night, for a Q&A about…

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Daylight Savings New Member Drive

Salt Pump Daylight Savings New Member Drive With daylight savings around the corner, we’re turning on the lights and pumping up the volume to serve you during the year’s darkest months. Whether you’re new to the sport or are an experienced climber, our spacious, state-of-the-art indoor crag and fitness facility is an inspiring place to…

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surfers at Higgins Beach

Yin yoga, surfing, and feeling the love at Salt Pump

It’s hard to say this without sounding kind of cheesy, but this week I really felt like Salt Pump was more than a climbing gym for me. If it weren’t for Salt Pump, my week would have been very different, and not nearly as much fun. On Thursday, I happened to be at Salt Pump…

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Connect to SP with LogMyClimb! – Free download on Saturday!

Would you find it convenient to see a list of all of the routes and problems in the gym sorted by grade or setter?  Have you ever thought it would be fun to track what you climb each session to see your progress over time?  Perhaps you’ve wondered if there was a better way to…

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Salt Pump and Maine Adaptive to Partner for New Adaptive Climbing Program

SALT PUMP AND MAINE ADAPTIVE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ADAPTIVE CLIMBING PROGRAM DURING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 All Are Welcome for Climbing, Prizes, Food and Refreshments  Salt Pump Climbing Co. indoor climbing gym and fitness facility is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday September 19. Also that day, Salt Pump will be…

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September 19 Salt Pump Bounty Hunt Details

Avast ye booty loving scallywags!! On the Bounty Hunt each climber is going to have to raid their arsenal of skills to get through these challenges. If the challenge prove to be too much of a match, they’ll be walking the plank (and have a great time doing it!) The willing and adventurous have a…

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