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!
Snake Dike 5.7R – Half Dome
Although the climbing wasn’t technically challenging, the psychological component remained as there were few places for gear placement.
Sierra Buttes, via Northwest Chute
The Sierra Buttes are beautiful to visit and never fail to provide that WOW!
Mount Morrison - Spring Ascent of the East Face Route
Good people, great weather and a challenging workout
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...