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Limits are a funny thing you know, I think more than most people think, climbing or anything that we do physically, is more mental than anybody really gives it credit for.

– Jeff Shapiro

Climbing is a full-body sport from your fingers to your toes, but at the same time, it’s like a dance on the rock. It’s about being strong and fit but also graceful and elegant and efficient on the rock.

– Chris Sharma

Height has nothing to do with it, it is your strength that counts.

– Lynn Hill

“I like to think that today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be the next best day of my life. And if you think that way, you’re living for the beauty of today.”

– Conrad Anker

If we are not laughing and having fun, something is wrong.

– Mike Libecki

On a rock, everything is equal.

– Beverly Johnson

“I just climb for the fun of it. I’m always motivated to try something that people haven’t done……I’m not into awards. I don’t do stuff for awards. I do what I feel like doing.”

– Fred Beckey


Spring Fling 2017

Spire Climbing Center hosted their annual Spring Fling on April 8, 2017. One of the best facilities in the intra-mountain west, Jeff, Sarah and the entire Spire crew do a phenomenal job, once agin, of promoting community and fun.  Thirteen Gnar Pirates and their...

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Montana Bouldering Championship 2017

The Montana Bouldering Championship was held February 4, 2017 at Steepworld in Billings, MT.  "The Montana Bouldering Championship is a fund raiser for the Steepteam 501c3 non-profit program. Steepteam provides climbing mentorship and training to Billings area youth...

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Fall wrap and happy Holidays

Four Gnar Pirates competed in the Steepworld Rock Jam on November 19th 2016.  Sage, Birch, Cole and Ian represented Missoula well and finished first, third, fourth and first respectively. Way to crush team!   Full results can be found by following this LINK.   Justin...

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