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.
Jamie Norris on the summit of Mt. Hood (11,239') in May 2004.
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
2016 Outing Schedule The outing schedule for 2016 has been added to the
calendar. Please note two outings were not on the schedule published in
the newsletter: May 21-22 and July 9-10 at Devil's Lake. Also, guests are
welcome to the Mississippi Palisades.
Access Fund Acquires Holy Boulders – Asks for Further
Support The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has acquired the
Holy Boulders in Southern
more help is needed from the climbing community to fund, raise,
and transfer the property to
a long-term owner.
Alpine Mentoring Program (AMP) The Chicago Mountaineering Club Would Like to Invite
Interested Members to Explore the World of Alpine Climbing!
The purpose of AMP is to provide exposure to alpine climbing
interested climbers from the Midwest. Open to all CMC members who
are rope leaders or show
equivalent interest (the
commitment to the CMC is a primary concern) and who possess the
ability to be a group
leader, and can
demonstrate self-sufficiency. Learn more.