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Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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 climbs. On a weekend with the Renaissance Festival, Admitted Students Day and the 24-hour Varsit...

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

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

Kyle Howe

May 2, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

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 against fellow climbers of a similar skill rank at Whitman's own climbing wall. "The Sweet On...

Whitties shed pre-finals stress during weekend competitions

Matt Tesmond

May 3, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

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 past Saturday, Whitman hosted the 20th annual Sweet Onion Crank. With over 150 competitors from 10 d...

Climbers assemble for largest crank competition in 20 years

Matt Tesmond

April 30, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

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 from ten different Pacific Northwest schools to compete in the spirit of fun, community and climbing. ...

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