Monday, December 10

The Cody Comp

The Cody Comp will be on December 15th at Core Mountain Sports. The Gym is located north of Wendy's just off of Sheridan Avenue. The Youth Comp begins at 1pm and goes till 4pm. I advise everyone should be there by 12:40pm. The Adult Comp begins at 5pm.

Tuesday, November 20

Cody Comp Reschedule

The Cody Competition has been rescheduled for Saturday December 15th. Exact times will be forthcoming. Practice will go until December 13th. There will be no additional cost.

Buckin' Rock Jam Results

Results from the Junior Comp on November 17th

Female Junior
1. Jessica Kohn 3325

Female Youth A
1. Amie Mencer 4900
2. Alexa Aragon 2575
3. Emma Murter 1975

Female Youth B
1. Emma Fulton 2725
2. Danielle Aragon 2550

Female Youth C
1. Allison Vest 4625
2. Cydney Kunth 2880
3. Emma Eddleman 1875

Femail Youth D
1. Sami Heimer 2850
2. Lauren Fordam 2250
3. Anna Weiss 1775
Marie Hansen 3400*
Nicole Hansen 2600*
*competed in the open session

Male Junior
1. Troy Adam 4975
2. Jeffery Rhodes 4675
3. Eric Gambill 4575

Male Youth A
1. Matthew Wheat 5700
2. Kevin Kennedy 5425
3. Weston McCue 5325
4. Gunner Perkins 5175
5. Joey Isbell 5150
6. jim Stranahan 4075
7. Clyde Harrelsn 3925
8. Ben Hoiness 3875
9. Erik Fritz 3675
10. Erik Elison 3625
11. Taylor Brown 3475

Male Youth B
1. Kerrek Stinson 6025
2. Collin Fordham 4625
3. Nelson Angus 3800
4. Taylor Skiffington 3775
5. James Eddleman 3525
6. Forrest Murter 3275

Male Youth C
1. Chandler Leachman 4425
2. Dexter Bateman 3625
3. Justin Willis 3325
4. Ian Kelly 3125
5. Parker Persall 2750
6. Mathew Hagen 2125

Male Youth D
1. Charlie Barron 3075
2. Morgan Bateman 3025
3. Spencer Strike 2725
4. Will Strike 2175
5. Matt Mgrail 1950
6. Colton Wagman 1950
7. Johna Prill 1950
8. Magnus Despain 1825
9. Pearce Kurth 1250
10. Beck Dusl 900

Saturday, November 10

Wednesday, November 7

Buckin' Rock Jam

Here's the lowdown on our upcoming ABS9 Bouldering Party.

Modified ABS Redpoint Format
Each route is worth X amount of points.
No beta is allowed prior to or during the climbers first attempt on a problem.
If the climber climbs the route on their first attempt they get 25 bonus points.
The starting hold(s) must be in full control to officially start a route.
The finishing hold must be in full control with two hands.
Route projecting is allowed.
Dynos are set as open feet unless otherwise noted.

Youth Comp
Junior: born in 89 or 90
Youth A: born in 91 or 92
Youth B: born in 93 or 94
Youth C: born in 95 or 96
Youth D: born in 97 or later

Standard Comp
Recreational: up to 5.9
Intermediate: 5:10 to V2
Advanced: V3 to V5
Open: V5 and up
Masters: age 35 and older

Climbers in the standard comp may climb any routes within their category or below.
If the competitor completes 2 or more routes in the next category, or,
one route in the upper third of the next category or harder, they will get bumped into the next highest category.
Youth and Masters categories may climb any route regardless of its category.
The top 6 route scores plus, 25 bonus points for each route flashed in the climbers top six (example, 3 flashes = 75 bonus points), add up to your final score.

Route Judges / Witnesses:
The Youth comp will have route judges to witness and sign off completed routes.
The Standard comp will require two witnesses to sign off a completed route.


Premier prizes will be offered to the top Open level climbers. Ribbons will be offered to the top youth climbers. All other prizes will be raffled off, with an even split between the youth comp and standard comp.

Tentative schedule:
11:00 am - steepworld opens, registration begins
11:45 am - unveiling of the gym, pre comp meeting
12:00 pm - Youth comp begins
3:00 pm - Youth comp ends, standard pre comp meeting
3:10 pm - Standard comp begins
3:30 pm - Youth comp awards and raffle outside or in shop
6:00 pm - Standard comp ends, begin slide show setup
6:30 pm - Standard comp awards and raffle
6:45 pm - Stan Price on Ice Slide show
7:30 pm - end of slide show. After party somewhere about town.

We will need volunteers to help with route setting, gym prep, youth judging and score calculation. Please see Joel or Jim if interested.

Bozeman Results and Cody Reschedule

The Bozeman results are posted on their website in PDF format. I've also posted them at the gym.

The Cody comp has been rescheduled for December 15th. I'd still like to have the team attend, and hope the changes don't affect to many previously made plans. The Core Mountain Sports Gym was remodeled this past september with some new cool features and juniors will have their own climbing session for the first time!

Tuesday, October 30

How to get to the Bozeman Gym

Click the title above for directions to the Bozeman Gym. I'd like to see everyone there by 9:30am Saturday. It's going to be awesome!

Sunday, October 21

Bozeman Full Gravity Day

The Bozeman Full Gravity Day is soon approaching. All parents are responsible for filling out registration forms and liability waivers. You can download and print out a registration form from the link above. I will be there early to help kids get situated and warmed up, but will be unable to provide any transportation. I would advise getting to the gym by 9:30am at the latest, as the registration desk will be busy.

10:00am – 1:00pm Heat 1 – Youth and Beginners
1:00pm – 5:00pm Heat 2 – Masters, Intermediate and Open
5:00pm Slackline Comp
5:30pm Finals
6:00pm Pizza, Prizes and Party

All competitors must attend the pre-comp meeting which will be held 15 minutes prior to the start of their heat. Non-local Youth and Beginner competitors may climb in Heat 2, but must turn their score cards in at 4:00 p.m. Please indicate your desire to do this on your registration form.

ABS member $30
Non ABS member $35
-Pizza and beverages will be available for free or at a very very affordable cost.
-All entry fees from the open category will be used for the cash purse.
-Please make checks out to Spire Climbing Center. Completed registration should be mailed to Spire Climbing Center, Attn. FGD7, 13 Enterprise Blvd., Bozeman, MT, 59718

presenting the BUCKING ROCK JAM

Saturday November 17th, Registration starts at 11am, high school and under start at noon, everybody else starts at 3pm. Be there 30 minutes prior to your start time. It's going to be a blast!

Monday, September 10


Tuesday October 16th - 6pm - 7:30 - First Practice
Saturday November 3rd - Bozeman Full Gravity Day Competition
Saturday November 17th - Billings Buckin' Rock Jam Competition
Thursday November 22nd - Thanksgiving, no practice
Thursday November 29th - last practice for the fall session
Saturday December1st - tentative Cody 307 Bouldering Series Comp

The Emma Article from Sept 6th 2007

Click the title to see the Billings Gazette's article on Emma Eddelman's road to nationals.

Tuesday, June 12

USAC Big Sky Regionals Video

Click the title and head over to Momentum Climbing Gym's webpage for a view of what the Big Sky Regionals was like. Click the Jr. Regionals Comp for the video, smart viewers will be able to pick out a few SteepTeam members.

Monday, June 4

About the Team

The team consists of boys and girls ages 9 to 18 with previous climbing experience, an established interest in rock climbing, and their own personal gear consisting of climbing shoes, harness, chalkbag, and chalk.

Practices are at Steepworld Climbing Gym (25-CLIMB) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm. Seasonal sessions listed below.

Athletes are expected to attend all practices and competitions, try their best, and bring an attitude of respect for themselves and others.

The SteepWorld after school climbing program is recommended for those seeking a more casual youth climbing atmosphere.