Sunday, January 8

MBC2017 Pre-Registration

Pre-registration for the 2017 Montana Bouldering Championships is now live!
Follow this link to the registration site:

Waivers for Steepworld can be taken care of here:
Please fill out a waiver prior to the day of the comp in order to save time at the door.

See you there!

Monday, December 12

MBC2017 Event Details


208 North 13th Street 
Billings, Montana

The Montana Bouldering Championship is a fundraiser for the Steepteam 501c3 non-profit program. Steepteam provides climbing mentorship and training to Billings area youth through practice and competition. The Championships provide a competition venue that promotes and rewards the upper talent of Montana Bouldering while providing a fun and entertaining event for recreational climbers.

Pre-registration information will be available within the next few weeks.  Registration can also be taken care of the day of the competition.

1:00p - Check In / Late Registration Opens
2:00p - Climbing Begins
6:00p - Climbing Ends
6:30p - Results, Drinks, Food and Early Raffle
7:00p - Open Finals Begin
8:30p - Open Awards and Late Raffle

$50 Pre-registration or $55 Day Of. All open registration fees go towards the cash purse. 
The 2016 purse was over $1500
Guaranteed $150 minimum to winners (men & women) and custom Montana Bouldering Champion Belt Buckle.

Open redpoint format consisting of more than 70 routes of evenly distributed difficulty. 
4 hours of climbing time.
Each route is given points based on its difficulty.
A climbers total score equals the top 5 scoring routes plus flash bonuses.
The top third of the open field plus 1 in each gender will move on to finals.

Competitor scores will zero out for finals. Ties will be split by qualifier scores.
Finals will be a timed onsight format, competitors remain in isolation until their turn to climb.
There will be 2 finals routes. Each route will have 6-14 moves of various techniques.
Each climber will get 3:00 minutes of climbing time per route. The 3:00 minutes is a soft time stop, meaning climbers will be allowed to continue climbing the route if they are still on the wall after 3:00.
Each finals route is worth 1000 points.
Every move on a finals route is scored equally to the other moves on the route.
If route has 10 moves / holds then each move is worth 100 pts. (1000pts / 10 moves = 100pts)
A competitors finals score equals the combined total from the two finals routes.
The finals score determines final placement. Ties will be split by attempts and then qualifier scores.
Cash payout to the top third of the field in each gender.

$40 Pre-Registration or $45 Day Of.  Entry fee includes climbing, pizza, & beverages. 
100% of the amateur, youth, & masters entry fees go to the Steepteam non-profit.
$5 Adult Spectator Beverage fee. This gets the spectator pizza & beer.
Redpoint format consisting of 70 routes of evenly distributed difficulty. 4 hours of climbing time.
Competitor score equals the top 5 scoring routes plus flash bonuses.
Youth competitors compete within their respected USA Climbing age category.
Category winners awarded with medals.
Pizza and beverages included in entry fee.
High value prizes will be raffled off among all youth, amateur, and masters competitors.

Friday, November 11

2016 Rock Jam

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Location:  Steepworld Climbing Gym - 208 N 13th St

Registration:  Online preregistration can be taken care of here - 
Registration fee is $40 in advance, or $45 the day of.  The registration fee does not include the USAClimbing fee, which is covered be either a USAC Climber Membership or a Day Pass.

10a-11a - Climber Check In
11a-2p - Youth Competition
2:30p - Youth Competition Awards

We ask that all Steepteam climbers arrive no later than 10:30.  There is also an adult competition that afternoon, with Finals beginning at 8p.  We highly encourage all of our Steepteam kids to come back and watch some of the strongest climbers in the area do what they do best!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422.

Wednesday, October 12

Full Gravity Day 2016

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Location: Spire Climbing Center - 13 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718

9:00a - Registration Opens
10:00a-1:00p - Youth Competition
2:00p - Youth Awards

Registration: Online registration can be done at the following link -  
The cost for registration is $40 pre-reg, or $45 the day of the competition.

USAC Membership: If you are not a registered USAClimbing member, you must pay a $10 Day-member fee.

We ask that all Steepteam climbers arrive no later than 9:30am.  If you have any questions, please text or call Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422. 
We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 10

2016 Booty Bash

Steepteam's next competition is the 2016 Booty Bash in Missoula, MT.  All of the information such as a schedule and registration link can be found below on the flyer.  We ask that all Steepteam members arrive no later than 10:30am.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422.

Thursday, September 1

2016-17 Winter Competitive Season

Steepteam is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing climbing mentorship and training to Billings area youth interested in improving their climbing skills through practice and competition.  

Our focus is to develop lifelong climbers.

Competitive Head Coach: Dillon Key (281) 450-2422
Assistant Coaches: Aj Elliston, Brady Stoppel, Katie Jacobsen
Non-Profit Board Members: Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Jim Barron, Jim Rott, Dan Parnell

Local competitions will be required as we feel that they provide great benchmarking and goal setting opportunities in a friendly environment while helping foster the greater Montana climbing community.  We are not requiring team members to participate in USA Climbing sanctioned events.  Climbers wishing to compete at a USAC level will still have continued support by the team and coaches.  

Starting Thursday, September 29, practices will be twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at Steepworld, with breaks for the holidays.

Junior Team: (born in 2007 - 2004) 6:00 - 7:30pm
Senior Team: (born in 2003 - 1998) 7:30 - 9:00pm

Sign Ups:  September 26, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym. 

October 8 - Helena (Stonetree) - Local
October 15 - Missoula (Freestone Climbing Gym) - Local
October 22 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Local
November 19 - Billings (Steepworld) - Local
December 10 - Ogden, UT (The Front) - Regionals
January 14-15 - Boulder, CO (ABC Kids Climbing) - Divisionals
February 4 - Montana Bouldering Championships
February 10-12 - Salt Lake City, UT (The Salt Palace) - Nationals

All team members are required to have their own gear, this includes shoes, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire. Rental shoes greatly hinder the development of good footwork and are not acceptable.

$395 + competition fees and travel costs for the 4 month Winter session. The total cost is broken down below.

Team Gym Membership: $145
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing Gym in Billings Montana. Team members are expected to maintain a membership at the gym while team is in session. Gym fees are separate from team fees.
Steepteam Fee: $250
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 30 practices,  competitions, team shirt, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.
Competition Entry Fee: TBD
Climbing competitions have entry fees around $30-$45 per competition.  These prices are set by the host gym 
and cover the costs for routesetters to set and prepare for the comp as well as t-shirts, awards, gym time, etc.

Steepteam is happy to announce that we will be awarding 2 scholarships this year. Talk to Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key (281) 450-2422, or Steepworld Owner, Jim Rott, for more details.

Tuesday, June 14

Trip Cancelation - Ten Sleep Canyon - July 5-10

Steepteam has decided to cancel the first trip to Ten Sleep Canyon that was planned for July 5-10.  Due to July 4th being a very big celebration in Ten Sleep, we are worried that the canyon will still be overcrowded and might not provide a positive environment for our climbers.

We will still be running the second Ten Sleep Trip from August 2-7.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.  Please contact Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422 with any questions or for more information about the summer programs.