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.  


2019 Fall USAC Competitive Bouldering Season

2019 Fall Schedule
Practices for this season will begin on Tuesday, September 10th and end Thursday, January 9th. All practices will be held at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.

Junior Team (Born 2007 – 2012) 6:00pm – 7:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays
Senior Team (Born 2001 – 2006) 7:30pm – 9:00pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

STEEPTEAM is a program designed to prepare climbers for competition, therefore climbers are required to compete in at least two local competitions. If climbers do not wish to compete, there are other climbing programs offered through Steepworld geared towards recreational climbing.

Additionally, in order to compete in USAC sanctioned climbing regional competitions and beyond, climbers must compete in two local competitions within the USAC mountain west region. Listed below is a list of local climbing competitions in our region. Coaches attendance to these five
local competitions will be based on competitor attendance. Coaches will attend regionals and provide additional support for climbers advances beyond regionals. Information regarding other local competitions can be found at www.usaclimbing.org.

  • 10/5/19 – Local – Billings, MT
  • 10/12/19 – Local – Great Falls, MT
  • 10/19/19 – Local – Helena, MT
  • 10/26/19 – Local – Missoula, MT
  • 11/9/19 – Local – Bozeman, MT
  • 12/14/19 – Regionals – Ogden, UT
  • 1/18/20 – Divisionals – Denver, CO
  • 2/7/20 – Nationals – Bend, OR

Expected Competition Season Costs

STEEPTEAM Fee: $320 ($80/Month)*: Fees cover coaches time and travel for 26 practices, competitions, insurance, administration, and other  necessities needed to run the STEEPTEAM non-profit program.

STEEPWORLD Gym Membership: $44/month (plus $54 initiation fee if not a current member): 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: ~$50/competition: 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.

USA Climbing Membership – Competitor: $105**

*STEEPTEAM membership fees will be collected monthly and billed with your STEEPWORLD membership. 
** This membership is a requirement for participation in any USAC sanctioned events (Regionals, Divisionals, and Nationals). Valid 9/1/19 through 8/31/20. 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 ontop of the local competition entry fee. Membership can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org.

Head Coach: Parker Pearsall (406) 697 – 4777

Assistant Coaches: Grace Peters, Chase Le’Mons

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

If questions or comments still persist, email
Parker Pearsall at steepteamcoach@gmail.com 



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


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