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

Hours of Operation

Saturday - Thursday: 5-11 PM (**note the extended Friday hours for the winter term!)

Friday: 5-8 PM

beginning September 18th, 2013 & ending November 19th 2013

The Gym may be opened by Monitors during off hours. The Gym is not open to the public during the summer, but Monitors will occasionally blitz out to the DMC listserv, inviting others to join them. To be put on the DMC listserv blitz the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club (


Dartmouth students.........$30/term (day pass $5)

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

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

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


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


Monitors are trained personnel that run and maintain the Gym. Some of their duties include opening & closing, checking & selling passes, monitoring safety, setting holds, and cleaning. To be a Monitor for the term you must attend the Monitor Training held the first week of the term at the Gym. Being a Monitor gives you the privilege of opening the Gym on your own time and climbing whenever you want. Monitors are usually members of the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club.


Every Winter the holds are stripped from the walls. Graduate students and community members help set routes for the annual Dartmouth Undergraduate Climbing Competition, open only to Dartmouth students. In the week following this competition, the students set even more routes for an intercollegiate competition the next weekend, open to all participants.


The Gym is currently managed by David Rice '14. Blitz with any questions.