Team Gemstone: Intermediate/Advanced Climbers Only (with coach’s permission)
Team members will be exposed to some of the finest climbers in the northwest and the country by competing in local and regional competitions. They will have the ability to learn and practice with the best. Here our team members hone their mental and physical skills by practicing a minimum of twice per week and are encouraged to come into the gym on their own. To become a member of Team Gemstone Hot Shots, you must have mastered the early advanced climbing skills, shown maturity in the sport, and have been referred by your coach. For those who have not been involved in our youth climbing clinics they must setup a time with our Coaching Staff to evaluate skill set. For more questions please contact Oliver Gunther –
Director of Climbing Education via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 208-329-7257.
We will be competing in local competitions, including our own June 9th. USA Climbing Boulder Series begins in the fall and our team will be ready to compete regionally and (if they qualify) nationally.
Our coaching team are USAC Certified Coaches
Sam Berg – Gemstone’s Head Route Setter
Matt McFarland – Gemstone’s Youth Climbing Instructor
Cheyenne Lobato – Gemstone’s Floor Manager/Route Setter
Torrey Hendry – Gemstone Assistant Setter
Adam Brown – Gemstone Assistant Setter
Oliver Gunther – Gemstone Director of Education
Required 2 x 2 hour sessions/week
Sunday 4-6 pm
Monday 4-6 pm
Wednesday 6-8 pm
Team Member must attend a minimum 2 of 3 sessions/week but are encouraged to come to all 3.
Non-Members: To be on team the participant must become a Member as we encourage team to practice outside of our sessions on their own.
Travel and Transportation
Athletes are responsible for travel and accommodations for each competition. Although, coordination of transportation and accommodations for each competition may be coordinated by our Parent Volunteer Coordinator. Please see the BozemanClimbingTeamInfo page for contact information regarding our Parent Volunteer Coordinator if you wish to ride share to a competition.
USA Climbing Membership
To compete in USAC competitions athletes must have an active USAC membership prior to their first competition. The cost is $95 for the entire season (September 1st – August 31st) which includes both the bouldering and sport disciplines. For those who are not planning to attend Regionals, you have the option of paying a day member fee of $10 per comp. The fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership. To purchase and for more information on USAC Memberships, go to www.usaclimbing.org.
USA Climbing Membership ($95)
Local Comp Entry Fees ($35-$55/comp)
Additional Team Apparel (TBD)
Regional Championship entry Fee (~$100)
Divisional Competition Entry Fee (~$125)
National Competition Entry Fee (~$195) and Coaching fee ($200)