Kids Clinics
Interested in signing up for Kids Clinics or need more information? Please contact us at

Finals Hours will start December 14:
Friday - Sunday: 3 - 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 5 - 9 p.m.

The Climbing Center will be closed from December 21 to January 19. We will resume regular semester hours on January 20.

Regular Semester Hours 

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Basic Clinics -

Learn How to Top-Rope Belay! (6 - 8 p.m.)

Lead Clinics - Learn How to Lead Climb! (6 - 9 p.m. both days)

Movement Clinic - Improve your Technique! (6 - 8 p.m.)
Thursday, 12/4

Crack Clinic - Learn How to Crack Climb! (6 - 8 p.m.)

Route Setting Clinic - Learn How to Set Routes! (6 - 8 p.m.)

GriGri Clinic - Learn how to use a GriGri! (6 - 7:30 p.m.)

Come to the Climbing Center for more information.
You can sign up starting 9/2 on Compass,

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.


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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Climbing Center Manager (General inquiries): Ben Ward-DuBois

Climbing Center Outreach Coordinator (Kids Clinics, Special Events, Private Events, Ect.): Josephine Laing

Whitman College Director of Outdoor Programs: Brien Sheedy