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 STEEPTEAM

 

ABOUT STEEPTEAM

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.

 

LOCAL & USA CLIMBING

INDOOR COMPETITIONS & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE!

STEEPTEAM gives talented young climbers the opportunity to excel in their climbing pursuits.

Climbers build skills with twice weekly practices they can use in local and regional competitions during the school year. The strongest will have the opportunity to participate in divisional and even national competitions.

During the summer, STEEPTEAM climbers will adventure outdoors, applying skills to the boulders and crags in and around the Billings area.

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.  

 

2020 Fall USAC Competitive Bouldering Season

2020 Fall Schedule

Practices for this season will begin on October 6th and end December 22nd. All practices will be held at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.

Junior Team (Born 2007 – 2010) 6:00pm – 7:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior Team (Born 2001 – 2006) 7:30pm – 9:00pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays

Gear
All team members are required to have climbing shoes (not rentals), harness, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire at every practice. Individuals on the Senior Team are encouraged to have an assisted braking belay device.

Competitions

During the age of COVID-19 USAClimbing has decided to change traditional competitions. The only local competition that the climber needs to attend, in order to participate in regionals and beyond is the local competition.
The local competition will primarily be done on a smartphone app. More details are available on USAClimbing.org and will be released by them once the app is public. This will take place over a two week period which has yet to be determined.

    Expected Competition Season Costs

    STEEPTEAM Fee: $295
    STEEPWORLD Gym Membership: $44/month + initiation fee if applicable
    Competition Entry Fee: ~$30
    **USA Climbing Membership – Competitor: $95

    ** This membership is a requirement for participation in any USAC sanctioned events (Regionals, Divisionals, and Nationals). Valid through both the Fall 2020 Boulder Season and the Spring 2021 Sport Season. If a climber does not wish to purchase a USAC competitors membership, they will have to purchase a USAC local membership in order to compete in local competitions, which is $25 for the season on top of the local competition entry fee. This may be subject to change due to the unique COVID-19 competition. Membership can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org.

    Staff

    Head Coach: Sean Larsen (406) 839-4051    

    Assistant Coach: Korbin Johnson

    STEEPTEAM Board Members: Jim Rott, Joel Anderson, Matt Onstad, Andrew Hayashida, Ari Greenberg, Heath Lillie

    If questions or comments still persist, email Sean Larsen at steepteamcoach@gmail.com.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    STEEPTEAM is offering a limited number of scholarships this season. For more information, talk to STEEPTEAM Head Coach, Sean Larsen, by email at steepteamcoach@gmail.com.

     

    For Legacy Information & the old SteepTeam Blog, visit: 

    https://billingsclimbingteam.blogspot.com