Tuesday, June 5

Steepteam Summer Trips


ABOUT THE SUMMER SESSION
This Summer Session, Steepteam will be offering two climbing trips around the state of Montana and Wyoming.  There will be a bouldering trip in July and a sport climbing trip in August.  Below are details regarding each of those trips:


BOULDERING TRIP (July 24-28)
Location: Cedar Mountain (Cody, WY)
Cost: $100.0
About: This trip will include two evening bouldering sessions in Billings, one at Phipps Park and another at the Water Tower Boulders, and then a full day of bouldering on Cedar Mountain in Cody, WY.  Climbers will learn about proper pad placement, safe spotting techniques, and problem solving.
Schedule: July 24th, 5-8pm  -  Bouldering at Phipps Park
July 26th, 5-8pm  -  Bouldering at the Water Tower (Stanford Dr.)
July 28th, 8a-6pm  -  Bouldering on Cedar Mountain
Required Gear: Climbing shoes and chalk
Registration Deadline:  July 15th

SPORT CLIMBING TRIP (August 7-11)
Location: Piney Creek Canyon (Story, WY)
Cost: $100.00
About: This trip will include one evening at Steepworld to review and practice rope skills, another evening on the Rims above Gregory Hills to practice and refine rope skills on real rock, and then a full day of climbing in Piney Creek Canyon, just outside of Story, WY.  Climbers will learn how to belay, tie-in using a figure-8 knot, and effective communication necessary for safety.
Schedule: August 7th, 6-8pm  -  Climbing at Steepworld
August 9th, 5-8pm  -  Climbing on the Rims
August 11th, 8a-6pm  -  Climbing in Piney Creek
Required Gear: Harness, belay device, and climbing shoes
Registration Deadline:  July 29th



REGISTRATION
To register for any of the Summer Session Climbing Trips, please contact Dillon Key by phone at (281) 450-2422, or by email at steepteamcoach@gmail.com.  Please pay attention to the registration deadlines specific to each trip.  Every trip caps off at a maximum of 12 climbers.  Payment in full is due prior to the registration deadline specific to each trip in order to guarantee a spot.  Payment can be made via cash, a check made out to ‘Steepteam’, or online at www.steepteam.com.

Sunday, March 18

Spring Fling 2018

Spring Fling 2018


DATE:  
April 7, 2018

LOCATION:  
Spire Climbing Center
13 Enterprise Blvd., Bozeman, MT

SCHEDULE:
9:00a - Youth Registration Opens
10:00a-2:00p - Youth Competition
2:30p - Youth Awards

REGISTRATION:
$45 Online Pre-registration before April 1st (Pre-register HERE)
$50 after April 1st or Day of Competition
T-shirts are an additional $6

WAIVER:
Don't forget your waiver!  Waivers expire every year, please update prior to the comp. if necessary.
Fill out an online waiver HERE.

FORMAT:
One round Redpoint style, top 3 completed routes scored. Scoring and point values will be determined using the USA Climbing web based scoring system.

USAC MEMBERSHIP:
USAClimbing Memberships can be paid for online HERE.
If you are not renewing an annual membership, please purchase a Day-Member Pass for $10, no earlier than the Monday prior to the event. Please do not purchase the Day-Member Pass before Monday, April 2nd, 2018.  If you do, the pass will no longer be valid the day of the event and you will have to purchase another Day-Member Pass on or after Monday, April 2nd, 2018.
Visit http://www.usaclimbing.org/Members/Membership_Overview.htm for more info on Day Passes.

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!

Saturday, January 27

2018 Spring Sport Climbing Season

ABOUT STEEPTEAM
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: Hayden Dougherty, Summit Parcell, Grace Peterson
Non-Profit Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Svec, Dan Parnell, Joel Anderson, Mike Churchill, Heath Lillie

LOCAL CLIMBING // USA CLIMBING

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.

2018 SPRING SCHEDULE

Starting Thursday, March 1st, through May 31st, practices will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at STEEPWORLD Climbing& Fitness, with breaks for the holidays.

Junior Team: (born in 2008 - 2005) 6:00 - 7:30pm
Senior Team: (born in 2004 - 1999) 7:30 - 9:00pm

Sign Ups: February 27th, 7:00 - 8:00pm at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness
*Payment can be made online at www.steepteam.com, or in person via cash or check on the 27th.

COMPETITIONS
Local: Bozeman, MT April 7 
Local: Location TBD Date TBD 
Regionals: Location TBD May 12th-13th
Divisionals: Location TBD June 16th-17th
Nationals: Location TBD Date TBD

OUTDOOR CLIMBING 
Dates: TBD       6:00-8:00pm (Junior & Senior teams)
We will hold 4 practices outdoors (weather permitting). Tentative dates will be handed out at Sign Ups.

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

EXPECTED COMPETITION SEASON COSTS
Steepteam Fee: $225
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 26 practices, competitions, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.
Monthly Gym Membership: 
$44/month (not including Initiation Fee for first time members)
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing & Fitness in Billings Montana. Gym membership is a prerequisite to being on the team. Gym fees are separate from team fees.
Competition Entry Fee:
Climbing competitions have entry fees around $40-$50 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Steepteam is offering a limited number of scholarships this season. For more information, talk to Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key, by call/text at (281) 450-2422 or email at steepteamcoach@gmail.com

Thursday, December 28

Montana Bouldering Championships 2018

MBC2018 Event Details
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd 
STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness
1230 S 31st St W
Billings, Montana
(406) 969-2500

The Montana Bouldering Championship is hosted by SteepWorld Climbing & Fitness and 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.

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

EVENT SCHEDULE
12:00p - Check In / Day of Registration
1:00p - Climbing Begins
5:00p - Climbing Ends
5:30p - Results, Drinks, Food and Early Raffle
6:00p - Open Finals Begin
7:30p - Open Awards and Late Raffle

CATEGORIES
Youth: Compete within USA Climbing age brackets
Citizens:
Male - Novice (V0-V3), Intermediate (V4-V5)
Female - Novice (V0-V2), Intermediate (V3-V4)
Open: Male (V6+), Female (V5+)
Masters: 40+ yrs old

CITIZENS, MASTERS & YOUTH COMPETITION FORMAT
$40 Pre-Registration or $45 Day Of.  Entry fee includes climbing & beverages. 
$5 Adult Spectator Beverage fee. This gets the spectator entry & beer.
Youth competitors compete within their respected USA Climbing age category.
Category winners awarded with medals.
High value prizes will be raffled off among all Youth, Citizen, and Masters competitors.

OPEN COMPETITION FORMAT 
$50 Pre-registration or $55 Day Of. All open registration fees go towards the cash purse. 
The 2017 purse was over $1500
Guaranteed $150 minimum to winners (men & women) and custom Montana Bouldering Champion Belt Buckle.

QUALIFIERS (All Categories)
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 climber’s total score equals the top 5 scoring routes.
The top 6 in the Open Category of each gender will move onto finals.

FINALS (Open Category only)
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 climber will get 3:00 minutes of climbing time per route. The 3:00 minutes is a hard time stop, meaning climbers will not be allowed to continue climbing the route after 3:00 minutes.
Finals will be scored in accordance to the USAClimbing Onsight Format.  Problems will consist of a START, ZONES (5, 10 & 15 point) and TOP (25 points).  A tenth of a point will be deducted for every fall a competitor records in order to achieve their highest score.
A competitor’s finals score equals the combined total from the two finals routes.
The finals score determines final placement.
Cash payout to the top 5 of the field in each gender.


Friday, October 27

Full Gravity Day



DATE:  
November 4, 2017

LOCATION:  
13 Enterprise Blvd., Bozeman, MT

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

REGISTRATION:
$45 Online Pre-registration before Oct. 29 (Pre-register HERE)
$50 after Oct. 29 or Day of Competition

WAIVER:
Don't forget your waiver!  Waivers expire every year, please update prior to the comp. if necessary.
Fill out an online waiver HERE.

FORMAT:
This competition has a redpoint style format with the top 5 problems scored for each competitor. Final standings are determined by the total score. Ties will be broken by number of attempts.

USAC MEMBERSHIP:
USAClimbing Memberships can be paid for online HERE.
If you are not renewing an annual membership, please purchase a Day-Member Pass no earlier than the Monday prior to the event. Please do not purchase the Day-Member Pass before Monday, October 30, 2017.  If you do, the pass will no longer be valid the day of the event and you will have to purchase another Day-Member Pass on or after Monday, October 30, 2017.


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 23






DATE:  
October 28, 2017

LOCATION:  
1200 Shakespeare St, Missoula, MT

SCHEDULE:
10:00a - Youth Registration Opens
11:00a-2:00p - Youth Competition
2:45p - Youth Awards

REGISTRATION:
$45 Online Pre-registration (Pre-register HERE)
$50 Day of Competition

WAIVER:
Don't forget your waiver!  Waivers expire every year, please update prior to the comp. if necessary.
Fill out an online waiver HERE.

FORMAT:
This competition has a redpoint style format with the top 5 problems scored for each competitor. Final standings are determined by the total score. Tiebreaks will be broken by number of attempts. Prizes will be distributed to the top scoring male and female YOUTH competitors. There will also be raffle prizes for the youth competitors during awards. 

USAC MEMBERSHIP:
USAClimbing Memberships can be paid for online HERE.
If you are not renewing an annual membership, please purchase a Day-Member Pass no earlier than the Monday prior to the event. Please do not purchase the Day-Member Pass before Monday, October 23, 2017.  If you do, the pass will no longer be valid the day of the event and you will have to purchase another Day-Member Pass on or after Monday, October 23, 2017.


We ask that all Steepteam climbers arrive no later than 10:30am.  If you have any questions, please text or call Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422. 
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 10

Stonetree Showdown

DATE:  
October 21, 2017

LOCATION:  
1222 Bozeman Ave, Helena, MT

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

REGISTRATION:
$40 Online Pre-registration (Pre-register HERE)
$45 Day of Competition

WAIVER:
Don't forget your waiver!  Waivers expire every year, please update prior to the comp. if necessary.
Fill out an online waiver HERE.

FORMAT:
This competition has a redpoint style format with the top 6 problems scored for each competitor. Final standings are determined by the total score. Tiebreaks will be broken by number of attempts. Prizes will be distributed to the top scoring male and female YOUTH competitors. There will also be raffle prizes for the youth competitors during awards. 

USAC MEMBERSHIP:
USAClimbing Memberships can be paid for online HERE.
If you are not renewing an annual membership, please purchase a Day-Member Pass no earlier than the Monday prior to the event. Please do not purchase the Day-Member Pass before Monday, October 16, 2017.  If you do, the pass will no longer be valid the day of the event and you will have to purchase another Day-Member Pass on or after Monday, October 16, 2017.


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!