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!
A Day, A Night...and Another Day on Mt. Thompson
As it turned out, we got a chance to use ALL of our mountain skills including an unplanned bivouac to summit Mt. Thompson and descend it safely...
Middle Palisade East Face
...shortly after we emerged from our tents at 4am, we saw the first flashes of lightning...
Castle Peak West Ridge
There was still quite a bit of snow which made things interesting without making it desperate...