Dartmouth Mountaineering Club

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The Dartmouth Mountaineering Club (DMC) was founded in 1936. It was and continues to be a student run club under the Dartmouth Outing Club for mountaineering and rock climbing around the world. The DMC regularly runs trips for both beginner and experienced climbers to Rumney, Winslow, Cannon Cliff, Cathedral and Whitehorse ledges, the Gunks, and the Adirondacks.

Getting Involved

If you're looking to try rock climbing or if you already climb and want to meet other climbers, the first thing you should do is blitz 'climb' to get on the DMC blitz list. The DMC holds weekly feeds on Tuesday nights at 7 West St where you can here trip reports and upcoming trips or just meet climbers and eat delicious food.


The DMC's membership is split between the traditional hard-guys and the pansy-ass sport weenies. You can generally find them hanging out in the conference room in Robinson hall making their tape gloves, repairing their kneepads, and whining about the weather.


The DMC runs weekly beginner rock climbing trips to Rumney and Winslow during Fall, Spring and Summer. In the Winter we run beginner ice climbing trips to Holt's Ledge and SPAC. No experience is required for beginner trips.

They also run weekly Rumney Vans on Friday afternoons (leaving at 1:45pm) for which you need your own partner and gear. In addition, there are usually a few trad climbing trips each term to North Conway (Cathedral and Whitehorse) or Franconia Notch (Cannon).

In the winter, the DMC usually commandeers the Jonathan Belden Daniels Climbing Gym to train and get colossal in preparation for the upcoming beach season.


The Website

Check out the DMC website for info and pictures here