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!

Saturday, August 26

2017-18 Fall/Winter ABS Competitive 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
Non-Profit Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Dan Parnell, Heath Lillie, Mike Churchill

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.  

2017-2018 WINTER SCHEDULE
Starting Tuesday, October 3rd, practices will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Steepworld/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:  September 28, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym.* 
*Payment can be made online at www.steepteam.com or in person via cash or check on the 28th.

Competitions:
October 21 - Helena (Stonetree) - Local
October 28 - Missoula (Freestone Climbing Gym) - Local
November 4 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Local
December 9 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Regionals
January 13-14 - Lehi, UT (Momentum Lehi) - Divisionals
February 3 - Montana Bouldering Championships *tentative
February 9-11 - Salt Lake City, UT (The Salt Palace) - Nationals

GEAR
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.

EXPECTED COMPETITION SEASON COSTS
Steepteam Fee: $250.00
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 27 practices, competitions, team shirt, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.

Monthly Gym Membership: $44/month
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing & Fitness in Billings Montana. Gym membership is a prerequisite to being on the team.  All team members will be signed up as SCF Founding Members.  This is a separate fee from team fees.
Competition Entry Fee: TBD
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.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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, May 25

Summer Session Climbing 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 June and a sport climbing trip in July.  Below are details regarding each of those trips:


Bouldering Trip
Location: Yankee Jim Canyon (Paradise Valley, MT)
Cost: $80.00
About: This trip will include two evening bouldering sessions in Billings, one at Phipps Park and another at Zimmerman Park, and then a full day of bouldering in Yankee Jim Canyon.  Climbers will learn about proper pad placement, safe spotting techniques, and problem solving.
Schedule: June 20th, 6-8pm  -  Bouldering at Phipps Park
June 22nd, 6-8pm  -  Bouldering at Zimmerman Park
June 24th, 8a-5pm  -  Bouldering in Yankee Jim Canyon
Required Gear: Climbing shoes and chalk
Registration Deadline:  June 17th

Sport Climbing Trip
Location: The Island (Cody, 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 at the Island, just outside of Cody, WY.  Climbers will learn how to belay, tie-in using a figure-8 knot, and effective communication necessary for safety.
Schedule: July 18th, 6-8pm  -  Climbing at Steepworld
July 20th, 6-9pm  -  Climbing on the Rims
July 22nd, 8a-5pm  -  Climbing at the Island
Required Gear: Harness, belay device, and climbing shoes
Registration Deadline:  July 15th



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 dillonkey92@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.

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.
Primary Guide: Dillon Key (281) 450-2422
Non-Profit Board Members: Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Jim Barron, Jim Rott, Dan Parnell

Thursday, March 30


Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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

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

Competition Format:
One round Redpoint style, top 5 completed routes scored. Scoring and point values will be determined using the USA Climbing web based scoring system.

Registration: Online registration can be done at the following link -  
The cost for registration is $50.
Non USAC members will need to purchase a USAC DAY-Member Pass for $10 within 24 hours prior to the event to be included in competition and scoring. Further details on the USA Climbing Day-Member Passes can be found at http://www.usaclimbing.org/Members/Membership_Overview.htm

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!