Closed for Winter Break starting Wednesday, December 12

Reopening Monday, January 14th


Regular Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday 4pm-10pm
Friday - Sunday 2pm-6pm


Basics Clinics - Spring dates TBD
Lead Clinics -Spring dates TBD
Specialized Clinics - Spring dates TBD
Movement Clinic - Spring dates TBD
Crack Clinic - Spring dates TBD
Route Setting Clinic - Spring dates TBD

Come to the Climbing Center to sign up or for more information.

About the Climbing Wall

The indoor climbing wall offers a wide variety of routes and climb types. Brien Sheedy, the Outdoor Program director and a mountain climber who has scaled the Seven Summits, helped design the facility. He rates it as one of the most innovative walls in the nation and believes it offers something for all levels of climbing and climbing instruction.

The climbing wall, comprising hundreds of imprint and free-form panels, has a total climbable surface of about 7,000 square feet. The main wall is 104 feet long and 39.24 feet at its highest point. An outer wall of windows allows for natural lighting while providing climbers with protection against ultraviolet sunlight.


The Climbing Center is located on the corner of Park and Boyer Ave, across from Reid Campus Center, and on the south side of Sherwood Athletic Center, at 47 Park Avenue. The Climbing Center must be accessed from SE door. DO NOT GO THROUGH SHERWOOD.

Contact Us

Call the Wall (during operating hours):
(509) 527-5223

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Climbing Center Manager (General inquiries): Jacob Case

Climbing Center Outreach Coordinator (Kids Clinics, Special Events, Private Events, Ect.): Elsa Nader

Whitman College Director of Outdoor Programs: Brien Sheedy