Clinic Descriptions

To sign up for a clinic either email climbingcenter@whitman.edu or sign up at the climbing center!

Fall Clinic Schedule:

Basics: Oct. 4th 6-8 p.m.

Lead Part 1: Sept. 26th 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Lead Part 2: Sept. 27th 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Movement and Technique: Oct. 4th 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Crack Climbing: Oct. 12th 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Route Setting: Oct. 28th 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Basics Clinics

This two-hour clinic teaches the basics of top rope climbing and belaying including safety checks, tying in with the figure-8 follow-through knot, and climbing commands. (No experience necessary) Ages: 14 to Adults

$10 for students

$15 for community members

Lead Clinics

This clinic consists of two sessions of three hours each and teaches the basics of lead climbing and belaying. (You must have already passed the top rope climb/belay proficiency test to take this clinic)

$25 for students

$35 for community members

Specialty Clinics

Generally offered once per semester, the following specialty clinics offer instruction on a variety of climbing topics:

  • GriGri
  • Crack Climbing
  • Movement
  • Rappelling
  • Belay take-over & pick-of