36 Haigis Parkway | Scarborough, Maine

Learn to Rock Climb | Skills Series

Take a deep dive into your technical know-how with our Skills Series! These three part programs, designed and administered by Salt Pump professionals, allow for more comprehensive skill development on a given subject matter. Several skills series include an outdoor climbing day, check ’em out!

All Skills Series include a day pass and rental gear for the day of the program ($29 value). Registration prior to class day required. A minimum of 2 registrants is required for a program to run and each Skills Series is limited to 6 participants total.

We hold regularly scheduled Skill Series from September through April. May through August Skill Series are available by request. Please inquire!

All Salt Pump programs are also listed in our events calendar.

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Current Skills Series Offerings

Self Rescue

What happens if the leader gets hurt? How do you ‘escape’ from the belay? What do you do if your rappel is longer than your rope? What do you do if you drop your rappel device?  Learn skills that will broaden your toolbox of solutions so that you will be better prepared for unplanned adventure that you may find out there.

Course Prerequisites: Top rope belay proficient

$200 non-members / $180 for members

Big Wall School

Endeavoring towards crossing a sea of stone requires the knowledge and competence in three fundamental practices. Learn the what, the why, and the how in jugging, hauling, and aiding from a master. This seminar will leaving you more proficient and knowledgeable for your next big wall adventure.

Course prerequisites: Top rope belay proficient

$200 non-members / $180 members

Well Rounded Sport Climber

If you love rope climbing, enjoy pushing your limits, and are ready to progress further from the great indoors to the fantastic outdoors, sport climbing is your ticket. However, there is a big difference between safely clipping up your gym project and going cragging at a classic New England destination. Let us help you get through the nitty gritty from arrival logistics, cleaning overhanging routes, and the etiquettes and ethics of outdoor climbing.

Course Prerequisites: Top rope belay proficient

$200 non-member / $180 members

Well Rounded Trad Climber

‘Trad’ or traditional climbing is the heritage calling of rock climbing. It’s adventurous, technical, and it connects us to the origin of the sport. Trad requires specialized gear, complex systems, and a wealth of knowledge. Let us provide you with a multi­focus experience that covers racking up, gear placements, anchors, multi­pitch transitions and more! The participants of this course will also enjoy a day of outdoor climbing where they will be able to practice their new skills out on the rock!

Course Prerequisites: Top rope belay proficient

$200 non-members / $180 for members