The Salty Blog

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

Sep 14 2016

Breathe Easy: Member Benefits

Breathe Easy. That’s our mantra as we reclaim our autumn routines. You can breathe easy knowing that Salt Pump doesn’t charge initiation fees for membership. Not sure membership is for you? Perhaps try it out for a month (if…

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Sep 14 2016

Inside Game no. 2: Andrew Drummond

  There are 48 mountains over the elevation of four thousand feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For peak baggers dwelling across New England, collecting each one of…

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Aug 18 2016

CLIMBING NOW AN OLYMPIC SPORT: SALT PUMP LEADING THE WAY

  Climbing will newly be part of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Salt Pump Climbing Co., which opened its doors in summer 2015 with the goal of being…

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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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