Welcome Back

We appreciate your support as Indoor Climbing returns to normal in Maine. The world is different now, and you will notice that Salt Pump has changed a bit, too. The health of our members, guests, and employees are our highest priority. With this in mind, we ask that you please familiarize yourself with our new policies.

As of Friday, August 6th, face masks are required at all hours for climbing at Salt Pump. Cumberland County has been designated as an area with a substantial risk of transmission for COVID-19. The state of Maine, in accordance with the federal CDC, recommends that all individuals wear face coverings in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high risk of transmission.

As of May 1st, the State of Maine no longer requires travelers coming from within the United States to quarantine or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. International travelers coming to Maine have separate requirements, please check the state of Maine website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to info@saltpumpclimbing.com.

New to Salt Pump? If you're planning on visiting our facility for the first time, please check out our First Time Visitors page to book an orientation and fill out a waiver before you arrive.

Updated Guidelines

Gym Use

  • Per CDC recomendations, All individuals over the age of 2, no matter vaccination status, are required to wear masks.  
  • We encourage hand washing or sanitization - there are a dozen conveniently located sanitization stations throughout the gym. Liquid Chalk >70% alcohol can substitute for hand sanitizer too.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged.
  • No dogs or other pets are still no allowed (for a little longer), unless it is a registered service dog. 
  • There are a few services and amenities that are currently unavailable, including :
    • Classes. Including yoga
    • Beverages are not for sale at this time but snack bars are available.

Covid-19 Questionnaire

Please do not enter the gym if you can answer “YES” to any of these questions.

  • Have you had a cough or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever or do you feel feverish?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

International travelers coming to Maine have separate requirements, please check the state of Maine website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to info@saltpumpclimbing.com

Covid Updates

General COVID Update: June 15th

June 15, 2020

Dear Salt Pump Community: We’re on the cusp of the summer solstice and the forecast for the next few days couldn’t get much better… We hope everyone is finding ways…

Salt Pump Community Update — May 1st

May 1, 2020

Dear All, We hope everyone has been well and finding new and unique ways to pass the time. The coming of May means we are fully into spring and ready…

Community Update

April 1, 2020

Hello Salt Pump Community! We truly miss all of your chalky smiling faces. We hope that you and your families and friends are doing as well as they can despite the uncertainty…

Salt Pump Will Close

March 15, 2020

Friends, It breaks our hearts to say this, but Salt Pump will be closing effective immediately until further notice. All programs and scheduled events will also be cancelled until we…

Letter from Taki Miyamoto, Managing Partner of Salt Pump Climbing Co.

March 15, 2020

Dear Salt Pump Community,   My name is Taki Miyamoto. I know many of you but if I have not had the opportunity to introduce myself in person, I am…

Covid-19 Tracing Protocol

1. Check-in with the reporting individual about their well being in this unique time and if we can assist them.

2. Confirm details with the reporting individual, including date of symptom onset, potential close contacts, testing info, and any other pertinent data.

3. Alert all individuals that were in the gym during the individuals last session(s) in the 48 hours before symptom onset. We call anyone who was noted a close contact to affirm their testing and quarantining. Our database has an integrated Contact-Tracing system designed for this.

4. Inform the Member community of the event and our process, for transparency.

5. Update the COVID-19 page on our website as a public record of any reported cases as well as our protocols.

6. Follow-up that all close-contacts know their advised return date based on Maine CDC guidelines.

General Warning

COVID-19 transmission risk is elevated during cardiovascular exercise and increased respiration; forceful respiration when coughing, sneezing, and yelling; close physical contact; and sustained physical contact.

Anyone who is unable to observe the guidelines in place for community health will respectfully be asked to leave the facility.


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