Welcome to the DMC's website!
The DMC is a community of Dartmouth students interested in climbing and/or mountaineering. As part of our day-to-day activities, we run day trips to Rumney or longer trips to Red Rocks, Bishop, Red River Gorge, Mt. Lemmon, and Acadia, among others. Besides going climbing, we meet every Tuesday at 7 PM to get some food and chat. We announce where we will meet on any given week through our weekly email. To get on the club's email list, just email email@example.com.
Are you a student eager to get more involved?
If you are a Dartmouth student interested in trying out climbing, sign up for a DMC trip by going to Trailhead, the website where you can find trips from all DOC sub-clubs all in one place. All trips are free unless otherwise specified. We try to run beginner trips weekly and encourage all students to come climbing, even if they've never touched a rock before. The DMC leaders are trained to keep you safe and to teach you everything you need, and all gear can be borrowed for free.
Are you a prospie?
If you are a prospective student and want to get to know the DMC better, you might want to check out the Dartmouth Mountaineering Journal. You can find lots of cool pictures of DMC trips here. Also, you can reach out to us by using the contact tab on this website or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to chat with you!
What does the time commitment look like?
The time commitment is totally up to you. We welcome all different levels of involvement with the club. Most of our trips during the term are 8 hours long from campus to campus. Feeds are about an hour long and social events are roughly two hours long.
How much do trips cost?
All of our daily trips are free. Break trips normally cost around $170 (plus the cost of flights) but financial aid applies.
What kind of gear do I need?
You don’t need to have any special equipment to come on DMC trips (all necessary equipment is provided) though at some point you may choose to purchase your own climbing shoes or other equipment.
What if I don’t have any climbing experience?
No worries. Some of our most talented leaders hadn’t touched rock (or gone climbing indoors) before coming to Dartmouth.
Is the climbing gym open?
Yes. Currently, we cannot have more than 15 people at the gym at the same time. You can check how many people are at the gym at anytime here. The climbing gym is located in the basement of Maxwell Hall.
What is the difference between the Dartmouth Climbing Team (DCT) and the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club?
The DMC is more focused on outdoor climbing and works on technical-skill building than training. The Dartmouth Climbing Team focuses more on training and learning how to climb in an indoor competition environment. However, there’s a lot of overlap of people in both clubs and participating in one by no means means that you can’t participate in the other.