Thursday, May 25

Summer Session Climbing Trips

This Summer Session, Steepteam will be offering two climbing trips around the state of Montana and Wyoming.  There will be a bouldering trip in June and a sport climbing trip in July.  Below are details regarding each of those trips:

Bouldering Trip
Location: Yankee Jim Canyon (Paradise Valley, MT)
Cost: $80.00
About: This trip will include two evening bouldering sessions in Billings, one at Phipps Park and another at Zimmerman Park, and then a full day of bouldering in Yankee Jim Canyon.  Climbers will learn about proper pad placement, safe spotting techniques, and problem solving.
Schedule: June 20th, 6-8pm  -  Bouldering at Phipps Park
June 22nd, 6-8pm  -  Bouldering at Zimmerman Park
June 24th, 8a-5pm  -  Bouldering in Yankee Jim Canyon
Required Gear: Climbing shoes and chalk
Registration Deadline:  June 17th

Sport Climbing Trip
Location: The Island (Cody, WY)
Cost: $100.00
About: This trip will include one evening at Steepworld to review and practice rope skills, another evening on the Rims above Gregory Hills to practice and refine rope skills on real rock, and then a full day of climbing at the Island, just outside of Cody, WY.  Climbers will learn how to belay, tie-in using a figure-8 knot, and effective communication necessary for safety.
Schedule: July 18th, 6-8pm  -  Climbing at Steepworld
July 20th, 6-9pm  -  Climbing on the Rims
July 22nd, 8a-5pm  -  Climbing at the Island
Required Gear: Harness, belay device, and climbing shoes
Registration Deadline:  July 15th

To register for any of the Summer Session Climbing Trips, please contact Dillon Key by phone at (281) 450-2422, or by email at  Please pay attention to the registration deadlines specific to each trip.  Every trip caps off at a maximum of 12 climbers.  Payment in full is due prior to the registration deadline specific to each trip in order to guarantee a spot.  Payment can be made via cash, a check made out to ‘Steepteam’, or online at

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.
Primary Guide: Dillon Key (281) 450-2422
Non-Profit Board Members: Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Jim Barron, Jim Rott, Dan Parnell

Thursday, March 30

Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Location: Spire Climbing Center - 13 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718

9:00a - Registration Opens
10:00a-2:00p - Youth Competition
2:30p - Youth Awards

Competition Format:
One round Redpoint style, top 5 completed routes scored. Scoring and point values will be determined using the USA Climbing web based scoring system.

Registration: Online registration can be done at the following link -  
The cost for registration is $50.
Non USAC members will need to purchase a USAC DAY-Member Pass for $10 within 24 hours prior to the event to be included in competition and scoring. Further details on the USA Climbing Day-Member Passes can be found at

We ask that all Steepteam climbers arrive no later than 9:30am.  If you have any questions, please text or call Dillon Key at (281) 450-2422. 
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 29

2017 Spring 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, Katie Jacobsen
Non-Profit Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Svec, Dan Parnell, Jim Barron, Joel Anderson

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, March 2nd, through May 11th, 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:  February 27th, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym. 

Local: Pocatello, ID         April 1st
Local: Bozeman, MT         April 8th
 Salt Lake City, UT May 13th-14th
Divisionals: Louisville, CO         June 17th-18th

Nationals: TBD         July 13th-16th

Spire Climbing Center Trip March 25, 2017 (tentative)
Cost: $40.00
The cost for this trip includes transportation, a day pass to Spire, dedicated belayers and coaching.  More information to come soon.  Only 10 spots available.  Registration will open the day of Steepteam Sign Ups on Feb. 27.

Outdoor Climbing Days Dates: TBD
6:00-8:00pm (Junior & Senior teams)
We will hold 4 practices outdoors (weather permitting).  Tentative dates will be handed out at Sign Ups.

All team members are required to have their own gear, this includes shoes, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire. Additionally, a harness and ATC belay device are highly recommended for all climbers and are required for those who wish to compete.

$300 + competition fees and travel costs for the 2.5 month Spring session. The total cost is broken down below.
3 Month Gym Membership: $105
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: $195
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 19 practices, competitions, 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 season. Talk to Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key (281) 450-2422, or Steepworld Owner, Jim Rott, for more details.

Sunday, January 8

MBC2017 Pre-Registration

Pre-registration for the 2017 Montana Bouldering Championships is now live!
Follow this link to the registration site:

Waivers for Steepworld can be taken care of here:
Please fill out a waiver prior to the day of the comp in order to save time at the door.

See you there!