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!
SMC rocks Charlotte Dome South Face
Charlotte Dome caught my eye as being a striking face deep in the backcountry...
Shasta Casaval Ridge Success!
3 Days, 11.5 miles, 7,600 vertical feet, 10,000 calories, 100% awesome
Williamson and Tyndall
We were happy to have reached the summits of two of California's more remote fourteeners.
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...