Saturday, January 27

2018 Spring Sport Climbing 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: Hayden Dougherty, Summit Parcell, Grace Peterson
Non-Profit Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Svec, Dan Parnell, Joel Anderson, Mike Churchill, Heath Lillie


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 1st, through May 31st, practices will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 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: February 27th, 7:00 - 8:00pm at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness
*Payment can be made online at, or in person via cash or check on the 27th.

Local: Bozeman, MT April 7 
Local: Location TBD Date TBD 
Regionals: Location TBD May 12th-13th
Divisionals: Location TBD June 16th-17th
Nationals: Location TBD Date TBD

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, harness, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire. Rental shoes greatly hinder the development of good footwork and are not acceptable.

Steepteam Fee: $225
Fees cover coaches time and travel for 26 practices, competitions, insurance, administration, and other necessities needed to run the Steepteam non-profit program.
Monthly Gym Membership: 
$44/month (not including Initiation Fee for first time members)
Steepteam practices at Steepworld Climbing & Fitness in Billings Montana. Gym membership is a prerequisite to being on the team. Gym fees are separate from team fees.
Competition Entry Fee:
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