Learn more about the Salt Pump Portsmouth people & community!
Our mission is to be the leading community resource for climbing, adventure, and a healthy, active lifestyle. Our love for climbing and the community that surrounds it is at the heart of our business. Our focus is to provide the best experience possible that reflects the core values and culture of the greater world of climbing.
'Try Hard and Laugh Often' is our mantra. We believe in loving what you do and doing what you love. We believe in the restorative and invigorating power of inspired design and movement. We believe in community and taking care of the environment.
General Manager & Minister of Routesetting
Youth Programs Director
Head Routesetter & Team Salt Pump Coach
Salt Pump Partners
Partners & Stewardship
At Salt Pump Portsmouth, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we serve, whether that's through volunteering staff time or creating joint programs with other organizations. Learn about some of our community partners below.
Kismet Rock Foundation identifies at-risk youth and exposes them to the outdoors and rock climbing. Their multi-year program combines hard skills like rope work and building anchors with soft skills like problem-solving and team collaboration.
One of our managing partners, Mark Richey, has adorned the gym with custom shelving and woodcut signs. His woodworking firm is world-renowned, decking out places like Harvard and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.