The Chicago Mountaineering Club was founded in 1940 and has a mission is to promote interest in the sport and craft of mountaineering, foster fellowship among climbers of the Chicago/Midwest area, disseminate mountaineering knowledge and information, develop skill in the climbing techniques of its Members, and sponsor local practice outings and periodic western outings.
Membership in the Club is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older, is interested in climbing/mountaineering and has fulfilled the remaining membership requirements.
CMC group on summit of Quandary Peak in July, 2003. From left to right: Ron Rolnicki, Zac Yates, Dave Ireland, Tom Kaus, Jamie Norris and Tom Bell.
There are always new and exciting things happening around the
Chicago Mountaineering Club. From exciting trips reports and other
content being added to the web site to events and outings that are
sponsored by the Chicago Mountaineering club, this is the page to
checkout what's new. Please check back regularly.
For information about camping at our campground at Devil's Lake State
Park, see the Camping
Fees and Regulations page.
Monthly Meeting Location
The CMC holds monthly meetings at Skrine Chops in Forest Park, IL. Click