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Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition returns with intra-school format

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 19, 2021

This month, Whitman’s annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition is making a return to campus with a focus on maintaining the character of the event despite the necessity of a change in format. In...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging...

College students from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Whitman College Climbing Center for the Sweet Onion Crank climbing festival last weekend. Photos by Catie Bergman.

Climbers from All Over the Northwest Hit the Climbing Wall for the Sweet Onion Crank

Kyle Howe May 2, 2013

Last Saturday, climbers from all over the Pacific Northwest arrived at Whitman for the annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition. The Crank allows climbers of all skills to participate in the competition...

Whitties shed pre-finals stress during weekend competitions

Matt Tesmond May 3, 2012

Last weekend, with less than two weeks before finals begin, Whitties got out their stress by climbing, playing volleyball and getting fierce on the soccer field. In Sherwood Athletic Center this...

Climbers assemble for largest crank competition in 20 years

Matt Tesmond April 30, 2012

This past Saturday Whitman hosted the 20th annual Sweet Onion Crank in the Sherwood Climbing facility. As an event of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit, The Crank brought together students...

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