Welcome to the Sierra Mountaineering Club!
Who We Are
Sierra Mountaineering Club is a 501(c)7 not-for-profit social and recreational organization. Our mission is to be a community where people connect, learn and climb together. We are not a professional or licensed guide service, but a traditional mountaineering club such as the historic Sierra Club.
As a modern mountaineering club built by and for recreational climbers, we offer many free events open to the public. Read More
Connect, Learn and Climb. SMC members created the most active mountaineering club in California, hundreds strong and getting out all the time, year-round. When you join SMC you’ll become a member of this community of climbers - a club you can connect with, learn from, and continue to climb with for years to come. So join SMC now, and get out climbing with us!
CloudRipper, West Chute
In the end, our team relaxed at the summit ... enjoying the sunlight as the whole west chute had been climbed in the shade.
Donner Pass to Anderson Peak via Ridge Traverse
As for the snow, it came a day too late for us to enjoy, but we’ll be back!
Pyramid Peak, East Face (via SE Ridge)
Man, this is the life! Sitting out in front of the Strawberry store with a cold soda, 430 in the afternoon, in shirt sleeves, in February! Wow! Great Trip!
Coldstream Canyon Ice Climbing Is Not A Secret
Coldstream Canyon ice climbing is not a secret, but you wouldn't know it based on the amount of buzz there is about the place...
Boundary Peak: Winter Nemesis
We left our mark on Boundary Peak and will reach its elusive summit...
SMC rocks Charlotte Dome South Face
Charlotte Dome caught my eye as being a striking face deep in the backcountry...
Shasta Casaval Ridge Success!
3 Days, 11.5 miles, 7,600 vertical feet, 10,000 calories, 100% awesome
Williamson and Tyndall
We were happy to have reached the summits of two of California's more remote fourteeners.