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About the Team:

The Whitman College Climbing Team is an officially sanctioned club sports team. We are committed to improving the technical and physical climbing abilities of our athletes. During our training season in the fall semester we divide into three training teams (the beginning/intermediate team, the advanced team, and the open team). Climbers are placed with the team that best fits their strength and climbing abilities. This allows our climbers to train with a group that is at their level. During our competitive season the training teams merge. We practice during the week and travel to competitions over the weekends. We compete in the North West Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3) and the USA Collegiate Climbing Series (CCS). Many members of our team start out their climbing careers with the climbing team. Many members of our team choose not to compete. The climbing team is a very supportive environment that fosters individuals of all climbing backgrounds and abilities to achieve their best.

Upcoming Events:

February 3: Western Washington University - Veni Vidi Ascendi, Bellingham, Washington
February 10: University of Oregon - Dirtbag Derby, Eugene, Oregon
February 17: Oregon State University - VertFest, Corvallis, Oregon
February 24: Central Washington University - Ropeless Rodeo, Ellensburg, Washington
March 3: University of Idaho - Palouse Classic, Moscow, Idaho
March 31: Washington State University - Pullman Pulldown, Pullman, Washington
April 14: Portland State University - Bridgetown Boulder Bash, Portland, Oregon
April 21: Whitman College - Sweet Onion Crank, Walla Walla, Washington
April 20 and 21: CCS Nationals, Houston, Texas
April 28: University of Washington (finals) - Rain City Send, Seattle, Washington

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Practice Schedule:

Monday-Wednesday please come to the practice time that is most convenient for you.

Mondays: 4:00pm-5:00pm Climbing Center
Mondays: 10:00pm-11:00pm Climbing Center
Tuesdays: 4:30pm-5:30pm BFFC
Tuesdays: 8:00pm-9:00pm BFFC
Wednesdays: 4:00pm-5:00pm Climbing Center
Wednesdays: 10:00pm-11:00pm Climbing Center
Thursdays: 4:30pm-5:30pm BFFC Yoga/Stretching
Sundays: 12:00pm-2:00pm (Only weekends with no competitions)

Are you a Whitman Student interested in joining the climbing team or learning more about it? Here is how to join:

     1) Sign up for Whitman IM Leagues
     2) Click on the club sports tab in the upper left section of the page.
     3) Scroll down until you see "club climbing" and click on it
     4) Request to join the team
     5) Fill out the waiver
     6) Fill out the player contract (This is a separate document from the waiver)
     7) Come to the climbing center during open hours and do the climbing center orientation
     8) Come to a beginning/intermediate team practice (See practice schedule for details)

Are you a prospective student interested in the climbing team?

We are very excited to talk to or meet new climbers who are looking at Whitman. We highly recommend that you schedule a visit to Whitman through the admissions office. During your visit we would love to meet you and climb with you. If your visit lines up with a practice you are welcome to join us. Please reach out to us in advance and we will work out the details with you. If you cannot make it out to Whitman or if you have questions please feel free to contact us. We do not have our spring practice schedule yet as our competition schedule has not been released. However, if you are planning a visit in the spring we will likely be gone at competitions most weekends (Friday-Sunday) so visiting on week days is best.

Contact Information:

Otto Schwarm: schwaroc@whitman.edu

Hannah Herrgesell: herrgehm@whitman.edu

Raquel Peterson: petersrr@whitman.edu

Brooke Hornney (Captain) hornnebm@whitman.edu | (207) 210-3402

Walker Orr (Captain) orrwe@whitman.edu | (509) 778-1909