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The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

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Outdoor Climbing in Vantage: rather hot but still enjoyable!

charlottehill
July 13, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Last weekend, the day after the 4th of July I headed to Vantage, Wash. to climb during the weekend with a group of friends.  I climbed with Kayla Erickson (who I have mentioned in previous blog posts) and Kayla Culmback. To  differentiate between the two we would sometimes call Kayla E."Big Kayla"...

Whitties climb outside at Little Si: fun and success for all!

charlottehill
July 8, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Last week, I kicked off the beginning of July by climbing outside with a group of three other Whitties--Tristan, Tom and Sebastian--at Exit 32, better known as Little Si. Little Si (near Mount Si) is a short, family friendly hike (2.2 miles one-way) but it is also a very popular local crag for Seattle...

The Curse Against Climbing Outside and Climbs I Find “Hard”

charlottehill
June 24, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

I have yet to climb outside this summer. Alas, there seems to be a curse against me climbing outside lately because all the plans I've had to do so this summer have fallen through. Most recently, I was planning to climb at Little Si, also known as Exit 32, a couple of weekends ago. Little Si is located...

Climbing Blog #2: Rock climbing gyms in Seattle and more!

charlottehill
June 1, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Note: If this is your first time reading my blog and you are unfamiliar/new to climbing, I highly recommend you look over the introduction to climbing guide provided in my first post.  Definitions for climbing terms that were not discussed in the introduction guide but do appear in this entry are provided immediately after...

Climbing Blog #1: Rock Climbing in Seattle and Rock Climbing Basics

charlottehill
May 26, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Hi, my name is Charlotte Hill! I'm 21 years old, an English major, and entering my senior year at Whitman College.  In my blog I will discuss my personal experiences rock climbing at the climbing gyms in my lovely hometown of Seattle. I will also talk about my experience climbing outside when relevant....

Climbing wall opens to community

Climbing wall opens to community

Sam Chapman
November 10, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the summer of 2009, Whitman's outdoor climbing wall was built over in order to enlarge the Sherwood Athletic Center. The center later re-opened that fall and students, faculty and staff got to take advantage of the newly opened indoor rock climbing wall. However, the new center was cold comfort to...

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