2017 Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 4-10pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 2-6pm
  • Normal hours up until Friday 5/8
  • Finals Hours begin on Monday, 5/9 and go until Saturday, 5/20
    • Mon-Thur: 5:00-9:00pm
    • Fri-Sun: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Summer Hours begin on Monday, 5/22 and go until Thursday, 8/10 (stay tuned for summer hours) 
    • Normal hours resume on Monday, 8/28

Checkout this years Crank Video!!


The climbing gym is hosting a kid's clinic and we would like to invite your kids! This clinic is to introduce kids to the basics of climbing at the wall! Here are the logistics: 
Where: Whitman Climbing Center 
When: Saturday, May 13th, 10am-12pm 
Who: Kids ages 6-13 
Cost: $25 per child 
Cost includes gear, two hours of instruction, and entrance (all day access post clinic - gym open from 2-6, parental supervision required)  
Sign up by May 5th! Reserve your spot by emailing massieee@whitman.edu 
Feel free to email with questions 

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