The Sweet Onion Crank:

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Crank Video
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CLICK Here for the 2016 recap/hype for the NC3!!!!
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Click Here for the 2016 Sweet Onion Crank Video!
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The Sweet Onion Crank is a NC3 bouldering competition and rock climbing festival hosted at the Climbing Center each spring!

Sign Up For This Year's CRANK!
Whitman Student Registration CLICK HERE
Non-Whitman Registration CLICK HERE

If you'd like to submit your registration by email, please send electronic copies to

Not a Whitman Student? CLICK HERE to complete the Safety Policies and Liability Waiver for the Whitman College Climbing Center.

What: 26th annual Sweet Onion Crank Climbing Competition
Where: 47 Park Avenue. Must be accessed from SE door. DO NOT GO THROUGH SHERWOOD ATHLETIC CENTER
When: April 21, 2018
Who: Whitman Students, Whitman Faculty or Staff, immediate family over age 18 of the previous two groups, any student currently registered at a college or university in the Pacific Northwest.

Check out past Sweet Onion Crank Videos:

Sweet Onion Crank 2015

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Sweet Onion Crank 2014

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Sweet Onion Crank 2013

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Sweet Onion Crank 2012

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Sweet Onion Crank 2011 

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The Whitman Crush:

The Whitman Crush Climbing Competition is a climbing competition hosted at the Whitman College Climbing Center. It is a USA Climbing sponsored event great for everyone from beginners to advanced. It has a variety of different routes set for those who have never climbed before to those who have been climbing their whole lives! The competition will consist of two rounds, a CCS Local Competition and a Whitman Student Competition. The CCS Local Competition round is open to all USA climbing collegiate members or USA Climbing day pass holders. The Whitman Student Competition is open to all Whitman Students.

What: The Whitman Crush Climbing Competition
Where: 47 Park Avenue. Must be accessed from SE door. DO NOT GO THROUGH SHERWOOD ATHLETIC CENTER
When: December 2, 2017
Who: Whitman Students, Whitman Faculty and Staff, USA Climbing Collegiate Members or Day Pass Holders