The next Winter Season is coming up soon! We are excited for what this season has in store. Below is information about this upcoming winter, a schedule, and expectations. If you have any questions, please contact Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422 via call or text.
It is also important to note that as of Sept. 1, 2015, the USA Climbing Regional Realignment Plan will take effect. More information about our new Region (301) and Division (3) can be found HERE.
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. Our focus is to develop lifelong climbers.
2015-16 WINTER SCHEDULE
Starting Thursday, October 1st, practices will be twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at Steepworld, with breaks for the holidays.
Junior Team: (born in 2007 - 2003) 6:00 - 7:30pm
Senior Team: (born in 2002 - 1997) 7:30 - 9:00pm
Sign Ups: September 28, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym.
October 17 - Saturday - Missoula Competition
November 14 - Saturday - Bozeman Competition
November 21 - Saturday - Billings Competition
December 12 - Saturday - (OPTIONAL) USAC Regional Championship - Lehi, UT
January 9-10 - Sat-Sun - (OPTIONAL) USAC Divisional Championship - Ogden, UT
January 30 - Saturday - Montana Bouldering Championships
February 5-7 - Fri-Sun - (OPTIONAL) USAC National Championship - TBD
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
$345 + competition fees and travel costs for the 4 month Winter session. The total cost is broken down below.
4 Month Gym Membership: $145
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing Gym in Billings Montana. Team members are expected to maintain a membership at the gym while team is in session. Gym fees are separate from team fees.
Steepteam Fee: $200.
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 29 practices, competitions, team shirt, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.
Competition Entry Fee: TBD
Climbing competitions have entry fees around $25-$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.
Steepteam offers need based scholarships on a case by case basis. Talk to Steepteam Director Joel Anderson (406) 860-7616.
Steepteam Head Coach: Dillon Key (281) 450-2422
Steepteam Board Members: Joel Anderson (406) 860-7616, Joel Svec, Jim Barron