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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.  

 

2021 Spring USAC Competitive Sport Season

2021 Spring Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Practices for this season will begin on Tuesday, March 16th and end Thursday, May 27th. All practices will be held at STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday. There will not be a Jr. Team or a Sr. Team. Practices will be all climbers from 6:00 to 8:00.

Gear
All team members are required to have climbing shoes (not rentals), climbing harness, chalk bag, and appropriate climbing attire at every practice. Climbers 14 and up are recommended to have a climbing rope and assisted breaking belay device.

Competitions
During the age of COVID-19, competition dates are still unknown. This information will be relayed to team members and their parents as soon as the information is readily available. Current dates are for competitions in the region are 3/8 – 3/21 at Elevation Rock Gym in Logan, Utah and 3/22 – 4/4 at The Front in Salt Lake.

Season Costs
Steepteam Fee: $225

STEEPWORLD Gym Membership: $44/month ($54 Initiation fee if membership is not current)

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) and is valid through both the Fall 2020 Boulder Season and the Spring 2021 Sport Season. If a climber does not wish to purchase a USAC Competitor’s 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.

Head Coach: Sean Larsen (406) 839–4051

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