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.




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.  


2021 Fall USAC Competitive Boulder Season

2021 Fall Schedule
Practices for this season will begin on Tuesday, September 28th and end Thursday, December 23th. All practices will be held at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.

Junior Team (Age 11 and younger) 6:00pm – 7:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays
Senior Team (Age 12 and older) 7:30pm – 9:00pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays

All team members are required to have climbing shoes (not rentals), climbing harness, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire at every practice.

Montana Bouldering Championship will be Dec 11th and will be one of the organized competitions that STEEPTEAM will participate in. If your climber would like to advance in the USA CLIMBING competition season, a second competition in the region as well as a USA CLIMBING membership is needed.

Season Costs
STEEPWORLD Gym Membership: $44/month + initiation fee if applicable
Competition Entry Fee: ~$30
**USA Climbing Membership – Competitor: ~$100

** This membership is a requirement for participation in any USAC sanctioned events (Regionals, Divisionals, and Nationals). Valid through both the fall 2021 Boulder Season and the spring 2022 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 youth competitions, which is $25 for the season on top of the local competition entry fee. This may be subject to change due to the COVID-19. Membership can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org.

Head Coach: Sean Larsen (406) 839 – 4051

Assistant Coaches: Carter Lix, Taylor Stewart, Tim Wixted

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.


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.


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