Jonathan Belden Daniels Climbing Gym

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The Jonathan Belden Daniels Climbing Gym & its expanded Chuck Drake '90 & Josh Hane '89 Leadership & Training Room is located in the basement of the Maxwell Dormitory. With two rooms of walls of varying steepness and interesting features, holds of all kinds, ropes, harnesses, and climbing shoes, the Gym proudly accommodates all modes of climbing and ranges of ability, from the true beginner to the gym-rat expert. All are welcome. Although the gym is mostly used for bouldering during public hours, occasionally ropes will be used, requiring belayers to be checked by our monitoring staff.

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Scottie "tornado-arms" Alexander at the 2009 Dartmouth Undergraduate Competition
Map to the Gym

Regular Term Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 5-11 PM

Friday and Saturday: 5-8 PM

Women's Climbing Nights, every Thursday from 5-11pm. Women climb free!

The gym will open for Fall Term, 2016 on September 12.


Dartmouth students.........$35/term (day pass $5)

Dartmouth faculty/staff.......$70/term (day pass $10)

Community members...........$80/term (day pass $10)

Group reservations............$10/person

Chalk.............$2/block (purchase from Julie Bell in Robinson Hall)

All gym users must purchase either a day or term pass from the monitor on duty.

We accept cash, dash, or check. Climbing shoes are available to pass holders, shoes must not leave Gym. Chalk is not provided, but can be purchased.


Bring your Greek organization, your team, your club, or any other group to the Gym. We provide climbing shoes, ropes, harnesses, and instruction. Blitz to reserve a time.

Irregular Hours

The gym’s regular hours are suspended during during Dartmouth's final exams, interims, and the summer term. Monitors may open the gym for climbing during these times, or outside of regular hours during the term. Watch the climbing gym listserv to find out about openings. Contact the gym manager ( to be added to the listserv.


Monitors are trained personnel, mostly students, responsible for the safety, organization, and cleanliness of the gym.


The Dartmouth Undergraduate Climbing Competition, open only to Dartmouth students, is held annually during the winter term. The gym hosts intercollegiate competitions on occasion.


The Gym is currently managed by Robert Hardage. Blitz with any questions.


Listserv: contact to be added to the listserv.