2016 Hours

Summer Hours

  • Summer hours begin Monday, May 23rd and end Friday, August 12th
  • Mon-Thurs: 6:30-9pm
  • August 13-28: Closed
  • August 29th: Regular semester hours return

Regular Semester Hours

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


Come to the Climbing Center to sign up or email Walker Bruhn (bruhnwa@whitman.edu)

Kids Camps

Kids Camp #1:

  • June 8, 10, 15, 17
  • 5:30-7:00

Kids Camp #2:

  • June 23, 25, 30, July 2
  • 5:30-7:00

Kids Camp #3:

  • July 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th
  • 5:30-7:00

Price: $64
Contact: Walker Bruhn - bruhnwa@whitman.edu or (503)-866-7790
Sign up at the Climbing Center

Basics Clinics

Learn to top-rope climb and belay
$5 Whitman students/faculty/staff and family, $10 community

Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, June 9th, 7-9pm
  • Monday, June 20th, 7-9pm
  • Monday, June 27th, 7-9pm
  • Thursday, July 14th, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 7-9pm

Sign up at the Climbing Center

Lead Climbing Clinic

$5 Whitman students/faculty/staff and family, $10 community

Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 20, 7-9pm

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Guided Outside Climbing Trip to Spring Mountain, OR

Day climbing trip to Spring Mountain! Transportation, guides & all personal and group climbing equipment. Food not included.
Cost: $40/person for Whitman students, staff, faculty and their family members $60/person for community
Prerequisites: Whitman College Belay Certification (or certified parent)


  • Saturday, June 11th 
  • Saturday, July 9th 
  • Saturday, August 6th 

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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.


Climbing Center Orientation Video

Click Here for the 2016 Sweet Onion Crank Video!

Click Here for the 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: bruhnwa@whitman.edu & sheedybr@whitman.edu