Tuesday, December 21
Tues Dec 21st - practice
Thur Dec 23rd - practice
Tues Dec 28th - no practice
Thur Dec 30th - no practice
Try your best to eat healthy over the christmas break and get into the gym a couple days and climb for fun. If you're traveling, try to visit another gym, every major city has one and will usually allow you to boulder without a partner. New route styles and terrain are always beneficial to climbing improvement.
Tues Jan 4th - non Boise attendees 6pm-7:15pm, Boise attendees 7:15pm-8:45pm
Thur Jan 6th - non Boise attendees 6pm-7:15pm, Boise attendees 7:15pm-8:45pm
Tues Jan 11th - non Boise attendees 6pm-7:15pm, Boise attendees 7:15pm-8:45pm
Thur Jan 13th - no practice, mandatory rest day
Fri Jan 14th - travel to Boise
Sat Jan 15th - Big Sky Regional Championship - Boise
Thursday, December 16
Reservations under this discount can only be made by calling 208-344-3521 and ask for the Steepteam room block.
Tuesday, December 14
Anyone who competed in two local competitions this fall (Bozeman and Billings) and is a registered member of USA Climbing may compete with the opportunity to receive an invite to Nationals in Boulder Colorado in February. As of now, there are only 10 team members that are eligible to compete for a Nationals spot in Boise. Anyone who does not meet the above competition and membership criteria may still compete but will not have a chance to move on to Nationals.
The Regional competition is done in an on-sight format, different than what we're used to. In order to properly prepare kids for the competition, starting in January the senior team practices will be only open to kids competing at Regionals. While I dislike splitting the team in this manner, the Regional competition is a large investment for those attending, both in terms of time, money, and emotion. Anything less than proper preparation for the competition would be a disservice to those that are making that investment. Junior team practices will be open to all climbers with assorted activities and new routes available for everyone to try.
Sunday, November 28
Wednesday, November 10
On Friday December 3rd Steepworld Climbing Gym will be hosting its 4th annual Rock Jam bouldering competition, the SPACE ROCK JAM 2010. The gym will be decorated out in black lights so wear your day-glow.
Adults climb Friday night December 3rd 6pm - 9:30pm while the USAC ABS Youth climb Saturday morning December 4th 11am - 2pm. Both comps will host a dyno competition after the main event.
$35 gets you on the wall climbing, a t-shirt, and a raffle ticket. Youth comp non-USAC members will be charged an additional $5 surcharge.
Tuesday, October 26
Our fall session is focusing on competitive climbing and our goal as a team is to have everyone climb at regionals in Boise on January 15th. To qualify for regionals you need to climb at both the Bozeman competition and the Billings competition on December 4th. You also must be registered with the USAC before the Bozeman comp (see post below). If anyone is having trouble with online registration or finding travel arrangements please let us know.
Tuesday, October 19
Thursday, October 14
With this rediscovery we are redefining the Junior and Senior teams to be only a division of age, not ability. This fall both teams will be doing the same workouts and given the same 75 minutes of practice time. Seeing as abilities across the board have come up to a similar level, I think it is best to have kids of similar ages practicing together. With that, I ask all team members born 1998 or later attend the Junior team practices and those born in 1997 or earlier attend the senior team practices.
If a climber has a conflicting schedule with their respected practice time talk to us and we can work something out. Any questions please don't hesitate ask.
Sunday, September 19
Sunday, August 29
Friday, August 13
Thursday, June 3
Festivities will start after the dirtfest on Sunday June 6th, around 5:30pm. Food, a little climbing, and casual chat will be the agenda. If you're interested in helping the Barrons' out give them a call or contact the gym.
The best thing for everyone to do is to park in the MSU-B lot on the corner of Rimrock and Virginia, and walk up our street (there is very limited parking at our house or in the cul-de-sac)
A google map is located HERE.
Wednesday, May 26
Tuesday, May 25
Friday, May 21
Tuesday, May 18
Tuesday 18th - Steepworld
Thursday 20th - Gregory Hills
Saturday 22nd - 10am - Zimmerman Park Bouldering Tour, bring your crash pad. Due to the size of the team and limited number of routes in east Rosebud we've had to reschedule to something more feasible for a group of our size.
Tuesday 25th - Steepworld
Thursday 27th - Gregory Hills - Last team practice
Sunday 6th - Dirtfest outdoor comp / climbing festival. 1pm Zimmerman Park.
Like last year we may have an end of season party if any parents are willing to host such an event.
Friday, May 14
Thursday, May 13
Friday, May 7
Thursday, May 6
Wednesday, May 5
We'll meet at the Parking area at 10:30 am and walk in. The climbing is in the shade, bring warm clothes even if the forecast is in the 70's. The walk and climbing base area is flat and lawn chair friendly. Parents of youth D climbers will be asked to belay so come ready, we've got harnesses. If the weather forecast looks bad we will make phone calls Friday night. We should wrap up around 3pm. It's about a 2 hour drive from Billings.
Thursday, April 29
Wednesday, April 21
Tuesday, April 13
Friday, April 2
Tuesday April 6th - practice on the walls at Harvest Church in the Heights. All climbers need a harness.
Thursday April 8th - practice at Steepworld. harness required.
Saturday April 10th - Spire Spring Fling Climbing Competition. Spire Climbing Center. Gym opens at 8am. Competition starts at 9am. Awards around 2:30. register online here.
Monday, March 29
Also there will be practice on Thursday April 8th. It was previously labeled as no practice.
The Spire Spring Fling is Saturday April 10th. It is a roped climbing competition. It is not a mandatory event unless you are competing in the USA Climbing SCS series. It is a fun event however. Info on times and Sign up on-line here.
Monday, March 8
Practice starts this Tuesday, March 9th.
Junior Team 6-7:15
Senior Team 7:15 - 8:45
As usual on the first day of practice we will have a team parent meeting in the gym at 7:10 to go over the outline for this spring and answer any questions.
registration is available at the gym before and during practice.
See you there.
Sunday, February 21
Steepteam Spring 2010 Program
a google calendar of the below is available by clicking on the "STEEPTEAM CALENDAR" on the right sidebar.
March 9th - first practice, focus on technique and fitness
March 18th - no practice
March 20th - Steepfest 2010 Climbing Competition
March 23rd - first rope practice, everyone needs a harness
April 8th - no practice
April 10th - Spire Spring Fling roped climbing competition in Bozeman
April 15th - first outdoor Thursday practice weather permitting
April 24th - outdoor climbing at Timber Canyon east of Bridger
May 8th - outdoor climbing in Cody
May 22 - outdoor climbing in East Rosebud Canyon
June 5th - Zimmerman Park Dirtfest outdoor bouldering competition
Junior team practices at 6pm - 7:15pm
Senior team practices at 7:15pm - 8:45pm
weather permitting, after April 15th Thursday practices will be outside. ALL KIDS NEED THEIR OWN HARNESS.
3 month gym membership + team fees. Costs should be similar to previous sessions. Climbing competitions have an additional registration fee.
Register for the Spring Program at the front desk at Steepworld.
USA Climbing Sport Climbing Series (SCS)
kids interested at competing for a shot at nationals will need to register with the USAC and compete in three local comps and Regionals. Information regarding the SCS can be found here. Due to large travel requirements and a growing collective interest in outdoor climbing, the team has decided to place emphasis on progressing our outdoor skills through outdoor practices and trips, climbers competing in the SCS will need to manage their own travel and competition registration. I am available to handle any questions regarding such.
Wednesday, January 20
I've had many kids ask about trying out ice climbing this past year. One of the best ways to be introduced to the sport is to attend the annual Cody Ice Festival over Presidents Day weekend in February. A two day, two night event, with Friday night getting all your gear sorted out, Saturday ice climbing with a guide, and a great Saturday night slideshow. The gear and guides are included in the cost, meals are extra, but usually worth it.
Tuesday, January 19
Tuesday, January 12
Wednesday, January 6
The schedule for Saturday the 16th is posted here note the early start time for certain categories. Estimated event wrap-up is targeted to be around 6pm.
The sign-up deadline is MIDNIGHT SATURDAY JANUARY 9th.
you do not need to be a USAC member to compete, the event is open to all.
The link to register is here.
We will be having a team discussion regarding plans for our spring session during some downtime at the Bozeman comp. I'll let parents know what time that will be the day of. We will tentatively start practice on March 9th.