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Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Martina Pansze

April 30, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

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


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. ...

Profile: Veteran climbing whiz Charlotte Hill ’13

Profile: Veteran climbing whiz Charlotte Hill ’13

Matt Tesmond

February 9, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

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

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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