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Whitman Climbing Center to reopen its doors to students

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor

October 5, 2020

The Whitman Climbing Center will be opening to students with new safety guidelines. The center will have a limited capacity of 20 individuals, including staff, all of whom must be cleared to be on campus. Climbers will be expected to reserve a one-hour time slot before they arrive at the gym; they...

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Dana Bolster '17 is another avid participant of Ladies Climbing Night. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Martina Pansze

April 30, 2015

As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The Whitman Climbing Center hosts Ladies' Climbing Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Started by juniors Josephine...

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

Profile: Veteran climbing whiz Charlotte Hill ’13

Credit: Cade Beck

Matt Tesmond

February 9, 2012

This week's sports profile centers on the prolific climber and head of the Whitman Indoor Climbing Commitee. Charlotte Hill is a junior English major from Seattle, Wash. Pio: So when did you really get into climbing? Charlotte: I think when I moved to Seattle in seventh grade. That is when I really started hooking in. There was a big climbing center close to my house called Vertical World a...

Climbing wall opens to community

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Sam Chapman

November 10, 2011

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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