Dear Climbers,
In response to ongoing efforts to address COVID-19, the remainder of the Spring 2020 NC3 season Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit has cancelled. Furthermore, the Whitman College Sweet Onion Crank Climbing Competition that was scheduled for late April has also been cancelled.
Thank you all for your understanding and support during these difficult times,
OP and Climbing Center staff

Sweet Onion Crank - Cancelled

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!
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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.

28th annual Sweet Onion Crank Climbing Competition
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.

If you want to see more videos of the past Sweet Onion Cranks check out the Whitman Outdoor Program YouTube channel!

Team Schedule 2020: