Saturday, August 26

2017-18 Fall/Winter ABS 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
Non-Profit Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Anderson, Joel Svec, Dan Parnell, Heath Lillie, Mike Churchill

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 Tuesday, October 3rd, practices will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Steepworld/Steepworld Climbing & Fitness, with breaks for the holidays.
Junior Team: (born in 2008 - 2005) 6:00 - 7:30pm
Senior Team: (born in 2004 - 1999) 7:30 - 9:00pm

Sign Ups:  September 28, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Steepworld climbing gym.* 
*Payment can be made online at or in person via cash or check on the 28th.

October 21 - Helena (Stonetree) - Local
October 28 - Missoula (Freestone Climbing Gym) - Local
November 4 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Local
December 9 - Bozeman (Spire Climbing Center) - Regionals
January 13-14 - Lehi, UT (Momentum Lehi) - Divisionals
February 3 - Montana Bouldering Championships *tentative
February 9-11 - 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.

Steepteam Fee: $250.00
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 27 practices, competitions, team shirt, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.

Monthly Gym Membership: $44/month
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing & Fitness in Billings Montana. Gym membership is a prerequisite to being on the team.  All team members will be signed up as SCF Founding Members.  This is a separate fee from team fees.
Competition Entry Fee: TBD
Climbing competitions have entry fees around $40-$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 is offering a limited number of scholarships this season. For more information, talk to Steepteam Head Coach, Dillon Key, by call/text at (281) 450-2422 or email at