Thursday, September 1

2016-17 Winter Competitive Season

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
Assistant Coaches: Aj Elliston, Brady Stoppel, Katie Jacobsen
Non-Profit Board Members: Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Jim Barron, Jim Rott, Dan Parnell

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.  

Starting Thursday, September 29, practices will be twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at Steepworld, with breaks for the holidays.

Junior Team: (born in 2007 - 2004) 6:00 - 7:30pm
Senior Team: (born in 2003 - 1998) 7:30 - 9:00pm

Sign Ups:  September 26, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym. 

October 8 - Helena (Stonetree) - Local
October 15 - Missoula (Freestone Climbing Gym) - Local
October 22 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Local
November 19 - Billings (Steepworld) - Local
December 10 - Ogden, UT (The Front) - Regionals
January 14-15 - Boulder, CO (ABC Kids Climbing) - Divisionals
February 4 - Montana Bouldering Championships
February 10-12 - Salt Lake City, UT (The Salt Palace) - Nationals

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.

$395 + competition fees and travel costs for the 4 month Winter session. The total cost is broken down below.

Team 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: $250
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 30 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 $30-$45 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 is happy to announce that we will be awarding 2 scholarships this year. Talk to Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key (281) 450-2422, or Steepworld Owner, Jim Rott, for more details.