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Below is a listing of outings sponsored or co-sponsored by the Sierra Peaks Section. All trips require an application, made well in advance, by sending an e-mail or sase to the Leader. Many leaders will require a climbing resume and recent mountaineeering experience. Restricted trips (MR and ER) are limited to Sierra Club members who have appropriate experience on technical rock and/or snow. Please review the material following this Outings Schedule on the topics of transportation, Liability Waviers, Restricted Mountaineering Trips and Rules of Conduct in the Activities Requirements section before submitting a participation request. 

Like all organizations, the Sierra Club is sensitive to liability issues arising from our activities. All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.

Contacting Leaders
Questions? Just click on the outing of interest, and there will be more information including how to contact the leaders.

SPS Outings are listed on the Sierra Club outings system (OARS) shown in the calendar below. Click on the "Map View" tab or the "List View" tab for different presentations of the schedule.

Go here to see all Angeles Chapter Outings. You may search there using the sponsoring entity: Sierra Peaks, or other entities such as LTC, DPS, HPS etc. For past outings, select "Search options" just above the calendar of outings; then for "When", select a month or months; and finally click on "Retrieve Activities in Date Range".

You may make a selection below to see the Outings Schedules for other Angeles Chapter Activity Sections
Leadership Training Schedule
Desert Peaks Outings Schedule
Lower Peaks Outings Schedule
Hundred Peaks Outings Schedule
Ski Mountaineers Outings Schedule
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In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make voluntary carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not provide insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.  It is customary to arrange in advance how carpool partners will share the driving expenses.


In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you will be required to sign the Liability Waiver, usually combined with the sign-in sheet. You are strongly encouraged to read the Liability Waiver prior to attending the outing.


Outings requiring the use of mountaineering gear (ropes, climbing gear, ice axe, crampons) are considered Restricted Trips. Examples are snow climbs, some class 3 peak climbs, all class 4 - 5 peak climbs, Leader Training Committee (LTC) workshops and rock and snow checkoffs. Such trips require careful screening of participants by the Outings Leader. The requirements for participants on Restricted Trips include the following:
  1. You must be a member of the Sierra Club. Although not required, you are encouraged to join the SPS.
  2. You must be technically well qualified for the activity if it is a climbing trip (typically be on the "Mountaineers List"). Technical skills can be developed at LTC workshops and through many commercial guide services and training courses. 
  3. All participants on Restricted Trips must submit a completed Medical Form to the Outings Leader and sign the Mountaineering Oversight Committee Waiver for these trips.
  4. Helmets are required on all Restricted Trips and are recommended on all class 3 outings involving rock climbing by the National Mountaineering Oversight Committee.


I Fully Agree that this outing is a group activity under the complete control of the leaders. With this as my guide, I agree without reservation to the following rules proscribed by the Management Committee of the Sierra Peaks Section of the Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club.In order to assure the well-being of all; preserve natural beauty and living things; maintain good will toward the Sierra Club and its objectives the following Rules apply to all persons joining SPS activities. Conduct must, at all times, be acceptable to the group itself, to the general public, and to officials with whom the group may come in contact. The authority of the leaders is to be recognized. The policy of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club is that there is no place in Sierra Club outings for harassment, sexual or otherwise, of leaders or participants.  Such action by any Sierra Club leader or participant will not be tolerated, and violation of the policy will result in disciplinary action, including loss of leadership status and loss of the privilege of participation in Sierra Club events and outings.
  1. Never precede hike leader; never leave group without leader's permission; abide by leader's rulings as to adequacy of clothing, foot-wear, equipment, proficiency, experience, etc. Unless prior arrangements have been made, individuals and groups will not be given permission to leave the main party.
  2. No Individual will be permitted to climb by himself/herself under any circumstances.
  3. Unscheduled activities, including glissading or climbing by an alternate route, will not be permitted unless the leader's approval is obtained in advance.
  4. Individuals must always maintain sight or sound contact with the main party.
  5. Use extreme caution to avoid dislodging rocks.  If one is loosened, immediately call "ROCK!" in a loud clear voice to those below.
  6. Base Camp will not be abandoned by the group until all climbers are accounted for and are in base camp.
  7. All Members of the group under emergency conditions such as an accident, search or rescue will make themselves available as long as is required to complete the operations.
  8. Attendance at the pre-climb briefing is mandatory for all climbers.
  9. All costs incurred such as for special search, evacuation, rescue or medical aid beyond first aid are the victim's responsibility.
  10. Obey all fire, sanitary, administrative, and safety regulations of both the Club and any governmental agencies.  Don't throw rocks. Bring out all litter. Take only photographs; leave only footprints. On trails, don't cut switchbacks.  All cooking should be done on stoves. Where permitted, and wood is not is short supply, one campfire for the group is sufficient.
  11. Firearms and animals are prohibited.
  12. Persons less than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have written permission from same giving phone number and authorization for continuing treatment by an MD in case of necessity.
  13. The use of Cell Phones and Mobile radios (except in the event of an emergency) may be restricted by the leader. Radios for navigation or GPS devices are allowed.
  14. The use of portable entertainment devices is prohibited.  (I-pod, walkman, games, etc.)
  15. Certain trips may require modification of these rules by the leader.
The leader is here for the express purpose of leading you safely into and out of the mountains.  Cooperate with him/her and trust his/her judgment.  The above will be in force until the group returns to the trailhead. Make sure you understand these restrictions as they apply to your qualifications to participate- be sure you are qualified to participate and that you will not handicap the group because the activity is too strenuous for you.  The privilege to attend SPS outings may be limited or withdrawn from those who willfully and/ or repeatedly do not comply with the Rules of Conduct.  The outing leaders are the sole judge of the qualifications of participants and they are required to screen participants to manage the safety of the entire group.  The Chapter Safety Committee has established the following classifications for outings that involve different levels and areas of skill but do not relate to the strenuousness of the outing.


For events under external control of a non-Sierra Club entity (e.g., ranger, concessionaire).


Applies to uncomplicated outings such as hikes on trails or equivalent. “Class 1” terrain.


Includes outings that involve cross-country -travel where navigation is necessary. Rougher ground than “O” outings may be traversed, and the use of hands for balance may be necessary.  Includes outings that have snow travel or skiing on easy terrain.  Climbing level: "Class 2” terrain. 

M - R
M - S

Includes Moderate level climbing: “Class 3” terrain.  On rock, the hands are used for climbing.  Some participants may want a safety belay.  On snow, safety dictates the use of ice axes and the ability to self-arrest. M-Rock and M-Snow ratings are available.


More exposed than an M outing.  Climbing on “Class 4” terrain.  Rock climbs will use a rope for all in the party.  On snow, climbing steeper terrain than on M outings is permissible and safety dictates the use of crampons.   


Applies to outings that involve specialized technical activities.

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