The Illinois Climbers Association is a charitable organization representing the climbers of Illinois. We are dedicated to preserving climbing and bouldering access in Illinois through education, conservation, and cooperation.


The Illinois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to:

(1) promote and support conservation and preservation of both rock climbing and bouldering areas, and their respective natural resources in Illinois

(2) encourage optimal recreational use of Illinois outdoor climbing resources through land stewardship education and by facilitating cooperation between climbers, private land owners, and public land managers

(3) encourage and promote the development of policies and practices that will preserve climbing and bouldering areas in Illinois

The Board

The Illinois Climber's Association's foundation is its members.  The ICA board takes it's responsibility seriously to best represent those members in the climbing community to the fullest extent of their ability.  The board is comprised of 11 volunteer members.  

Meet The Board

Phillip Carrier


Brice Dion


Kelly Bliss


Kristi Sierzega


Kevin Sierzega

Matt Bliss

Dave Hug

State Owned Lands Liaison

David Quinney

St. Louis Representative

Abbie Spiwak

Membership Director

Doug Rothe

Central & Northern IL Representative

Miranda Soule

550 S  Rocky Comfort Rd.

Makanda, IL 62958

Tel: 612-730-3907




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The Illiois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 public charity; your donation is tax deductible. The ICA’s federal tax I.D. number is 05-0531071.