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!
Mt Whitney, Mountaineers Route
The night was cold and cloudless and before long it was time to get up...
We were blown away by the sheer walls on either side of the notch that dropped at least 700 ft!
Temple Crag Moon Goddess Arête
Despite the massive amount of loose rock, we made it through without incident.
Crystal Range Traverse
The achievement of traversing the whole ridge and the aesthetic quality of the Mt Price climb were well worth the effort.
Mt Humphreys East Arete & Mt Emerson
We used two short rappels, two pitches, and one running belay on the way up...
Mont Blanc, Trois Monts Route
...it was almost as if the 18 hours of exertion over the past 2 days didn't even happen; like the fatigue, fear, and brief question of survival were already a distant memory...
Split Mountain, East Couloir
...the conditions were perfect -- if you like it cold while climbing in a cloud with it slightly snowing...