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Whitman College Outdoor Program Director Brien Sheedy instructs climbers about this year's 19th Annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition from his lofty, boulder perch outside the indoor climbing walls Saturday morning prior to the start of climbing. The competition, which ran Friday and Saturday, was open to Whitman College students, faculty, staff and their immediate families and any student registered at a Pacific Northwest College.

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Students rock the Sweet Onion Crank

WALLA WALLA -- The roughly 100-foot-long by 32-foot-high indoor pseudo-cliff, which is considered by some to be the best facility of its type in the Pacific Northwest, was crawling with climbers from several regional universities for the first time on Sat


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