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Climbing Center

Open Hours

Summer Hours 2024

May 15–August 29

Monday–Thursday: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Fall Semester 2024

Fall Hours start September 2

Monday–Thursday: 4 p.m.–10 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–2 p.m. (faculty/staff and families only)

Open to community members and guests with an entrance fee.

Speed up your orientation at the wall by filling out the following electronic “waiver” and “safety policy” forms before you arrive:

Adventure Within Reach 

Whether you’re a beginner or a serious climber, Whitman College’s climbing center can help you develop the skills you need to reach your goals. Offering more than 7,000 square feet of climbable surface, the state-of-the-art facility has many sections designed to mimic a range of natural features, allowing users to get a grip on various types of climbing, from crack climbing to face climbing to steep overhangs bouldering.

Use of the climbing center—and gear—is free for students during open recreational sessions. Whitman faculty and staff can also use the climbing center and gear; fees apply.

Climbing Center Classes and Activities

In addition to open sessions, the Outdoor Program (OP) and the climbing center support a range of programs, including:

Climb Outside

Ready to use your climbing skills in the Great Outdoors? The OP runs climbing trips on a regular basis. See Outdoor Climbing Areas to learn more about the areas you could explore with the OP or with your own group.

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