2017 Summer Hours (May 22nd - August 10th)

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Summer Clinics and Events

For Kids

Kids Climbs: a 2 hour climb for ages 6-12, aimed at exposure to climbing through fun, games and some coaching. $25 per child
Saturday June 10; 10-12pm
Saturday July 8; 10-12pm
Saturday August 5; 10-12pm

Kids Classes: four 1.5 hour sessions for ages 6-12, aimed at learning the basics while having fun. $80 per child
Session 1:
Classes June 19, 21, 26, 28; 3:30-5pm
Session 2:
Classes July 10, 12, 17, 19; 3:30-5pm
Session 3:
Classes July 24, 26, 31, Aug 1; 3:30-5pm

For Adults

Basics Clinics: This two-hour clinic teaches the basics of top rope climbing and belaying including safety checks, tying in with the figure-8 follow-through knot, and climbing commands. (No experience necessary.) Ages: 14 to Adults. $10/person.

Tuesday June 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday July 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Contact Information

Elizabeth Phillips phillieg@whitman.edu
Maggie Baker bakermr@whitman.edu
Brien Sheedy sheedybr@whitman.edu

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.


2017 Crank Video

CLICK Here for the 2016 recap/hype for the NC3!!!!

Climbing Center Orientation Video

Climbing Center orientation video

Click Here for the 2016 Sweet Onion Crank Video!
sweet onion crank 2016 video

Click Here for the Sweet Onion Crank 2015 Video!

Sweet Onion Crank 2015 video


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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Email: Abbottjj@whitman.edu & sheedybr@whitman.edu