Steepteam is not a guide service for beginners. Steepteam is a program for youth with climbing experience to develop further skills towards becoming a life long rock climber. Outdoor safety techniques are the primary focus of our outdoor summer session. Younger team members will learn and practice the skills of top roping while older team members learn and develop their sport climbing techniques. Everyone is expected to attend the May indoor sessions. Climbers showing minimal progress with the taught safety techniques will not be allowed to join the team outside.
Our outdoor trips frequent locations like the Rims above Billings, Cody WY, Paradise Valley MT, and Ten Sleep, WY. We maintain a maximum 4:1 climber to guide ratio on all outdoor trips.
This summer we will have AMGA Certified Guide Daniel Burson and Beartooth Pioneer Chad Chadwick. Both are very experienced and also guide with Beartooth Mountain Guides.
DATES & APROXIMATE TIMES
Junior Team (born 2000 - 2004) - 6-7:30pm
Senior Team (born 1994-1999) - 7:30-9pm
May 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Evenings on the Rims:
June 4, 13,18, 27 and July 2, 16, 18, 23
Saturday Day Trips:
June 8th (Allenspur near Livingston)
June 22 (TBD)
July 13 (The Island near Cody)
July 27 (TBD)
To maintain a safe climbing environment we strictly adhere to a 4:1 climber to guide ratio in our outdoor sessions. We will host a registration session at Steepworld Climbing Gym on Wednesday May 8th from 5:30pm - 7pm. If you cannot attend the registration session and plan on climbing with the team this summer, please call Joel Anderson at (406)860-7616 or Thad McGrail (406)860-0118 prior to the 8th.
If you are interested in Steepteam but new to rock climbing Steepworld Climbing Gym offers great options for beginner climbers. The Steepteam fall competitive indoor session is open to all youth climbers ages 9-18 interested in attending climbing competitions. The fall session will begin in October, details and schedule are to be determined but expected to be similar to previous years.
The team fee for the 2013 summer session is $250 per climber, the same as 2012. Steepteam operates as a 501c3 non-profit and all fees go directly back into the program. The summer fee helps us pay for experienced coaches and guides, group gear (ropes, anchors, helmets, and quickdraws), insurance, and other administrative costs associated with running the Steepteam program. For comparison's sake, a hired climbing guide for a full day will cost you $200-$350. We're offering 6 indoor education sessions and 12 outdoor sessions. Team members are also expected to maintain a membership at Steepworld Climbing Gym while the team uses their facilities.
Steepteam offers need based scholarships. Contact Joel or Thad for more information.