The climbing team is one of the recognized club sports teams at Whitman College.& It receives funding from the clubs sports budget. It is student run and organized with staff oversight. The Whitman college climbing team participates in the NC3 (Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit). There are generally eight NC3 sanctioned climbing competitions in the spring semester and team members compete on both an individual level and towards a team score. The NC3 is a collegiate bouldering competition circuit. While many members of the climbing team have competitions in mind other people active in the team use it as a community for their own personal training. Some team members travel and compete in other circuits individually.
Whitman College traditionally hosts the final NC3 sanctioned event of the season on the last Saturday of April, during an event called the Sweet Onion Crank. Check out some short videos from past Cranks HERE. If your interested in learning more about the team and who to contact check out the Whitman College Club sports teams HERE