2016 Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 4-10pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 2-6pm

Winter Break Hours 

    • Climbing Center hours will be normal up until and including Friday, December 9th.
    • From Saturday, December 10th to Friday, December 16th, the gym will have modified hours: 
      • Friday Dec. 9th through Sunday Dec. 11th  open 3-5pm
      • Monday Dec. 12th through Dec. 15th Thurs.  open 5-9pm
      • Friday, December 16th 3-5pm
    •  December 17th through Jan. 8th closed.
    • Jan. 9th through Jan. 15th (*except for the 13th), 5:30pm-8pm Open
    • *Jan. 13th Closed
    • Jan. 16th resume normal hours 4pm-10pm  


Come to the Climbing Center to sign up or email Joe Abbott abbottjj@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.


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