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!
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Dunderberg Peak Ski Mountaineering
...it was time to drop in, and it was a drop in. Much of the crest had small cornices formed on the lip...
Matterhorn Peak Ski Mountaineering
The night was cold and breezy but the sky was clear and the moon had just dipped behind the mountains to the west.
Round Top, Sisters Traverse
A complete winter traverse of the Round Top and both Sisters is one of the great white whales of SMC
Winter Ascent of Flagpole Peak
Five members of SMC were blessed with a beautiful January day to do a little mixed climbing on Flagpole Peak
Galena Peak - Winter Ascent of the Northeast Ridge
Galena Peak is the rarely visited high point of the Yucaipa Ridge, a prominent feature at the south end of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Mt Dade Ski Touring
We got some turns in in the backcountry, explored a new area for us, refreshed our avi training, and had a good time camping in the winter
Mount San Antonio - Winter Ascent of the Baldy Bowl Route
When adequate snow coverage is present, the Bowl is easily the number one winter climb in Southern California due to an ideal combination of steep terrain and route variation...
Mt Rainier - Kautz Glacier
There was much anticipation, as soon, 16 members of SMC would meet at the hub of the Pacific Northwest for an attempt at summiting the most respected mountain in the contiguous U.S., Mt Rainier.