Full List Member Benefits


YesYes Hundreds of events a year within the SMC community ensures members will widen their circle of connections and potential climbing partners

Unlimited Live Online Training

Yes Unlimited year-round access to eleven live online video conference training classes in rock, snow, ice, and glacier climbing and mountaineering which helps attendees pre-qualify to be RSVPed to all climbing events, training events and expeditions

Free Training Events

YesYes Rock, ice, snow, and glacier climbing and general mountaineering training events held year-round at the best locations to learn, practice and gain competency in all technical and non-technical skills and know-how

Free Climbing Events

YesYes Year-round access to hundreds of rock, ice, snow and glacier climbing and mountaineering events, from one to multiple days, weekends and weekdays, and including scrambling, skiing, and trekking

Designated Mentor

Yes Get connected with a more experienced club member to provide support, encouragement and insight

Find Partners

Yes Access to a database of SMC profiles displaying each member's skills level, climbs, training, location, and interests

International Expeditions

Yes Ability to join a club supported team in planning, training and taking on significant climbing objectives in the US and abroad, many times a year

Continuous 28% Retail Discount

Yes Full time unlimited 28% discount in store and online 25% discount on all gear, clothing and equipment with the option to special order from ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, OR, MSR, Osprey, Grivel and more. Bobcats Outdoor

Unlimited Loaner Gear

Yes Unlimited access to club gear such as crampons, ice tools, rock shoes, protection, ropes, mountain axes, harnesses, tents, stoves, and more on all official events

40% Off Gear Purchase Deal

Yes Select items for 40% off within Mountain, Snow, Ice, and Rock gear package groups from Bobcats Outdoor


Yes  Monthly live online broadcast of seminars on topics of interest, for full members only

Membership Bonus

Yes Members who initiate or renew at the full membership level get a $30 gift card off any $100 purchase at Bobcats Outdoor Adventure Sports

Avalanche Training

Yes Reduced rates on AIARE Level I and Level II Avalanche training courses

WFA and WFR training

Yes Reduced rates on Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder training courses

Leadership Opportunities

Yes Only full members can become an Event Leader or a Board Member

On Demand Video Training 40% Off

Yes  All SMC training classes can be purchased for on-demand streaming or downloading from Vimeo.com, full members get 40% off

SMC Library

Yes Check out maps, guidebooks and books on where to climb, how to climb, and climbing history

Downloadable Maps and Information

Yes Online access to download custom built maps and important gear lists, tables, short training videos and information, all available on the website

Special Training Events

Yes Attend special paid training events held on private land with a highly experienced event leader, max 6:1 ratio


Yes Reduced pricing on trip bookings at Sierra Mountain Guides, Mountaineers Books, rooms at Clair Tappaan Lodge, and dehydrated meals from Alpine Aire


Yes Can cast your vote in the Annual Members Meeting

Automatic Skills Tracking

YesYes Computerized systems automatically monitor and update your SMC profile with all your skills, climbing events and training constantly

Women Only Programming

YesYes Free climbing events run by women ELs for women climbers

Trailwork and Access Events

YesYes In partnership with land management and climber advocacy agencies, we help to preserve and improve the same areas where we love to climb

Resource Pooling

YesYes Ride sharing, gear pooling, and current conditions beta are great benefits of our community

Social Events

YesYes Annual dinner, slideshows, expedition reports, and periodic socials

Youth Programming

YesYes Special rock climbing and mountain climbing events for these groups, and members down to age 14 can join at 48% off inclusive paid membership price

Member Organized Events

YesYes Private parties can arrange their own events using the SMC Meetup website. FYI: These are not official events and have no SMC oversight

Live Contact with SMC Director

YesYes Every month we hold a live video conference call for all members to connect with Darren

Tax Deductible Donations

YesYes All money donated helps lower your tax liability and helps us all get out and climb more!