Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Guidebook Revision in the Works

There is an updated guidebook on the way. Not a major overhaul, just couple new routes, a few new boulder problems, and cleaning up some beta. We're targeting a September-October print date.

I'm looking for any stray info, or corrections, members of this group might like to share. I'm also looking for any Billings climbing history to add to the book, photos, obscure topos, etc.

Also, all book profits will go to the Steepteam 501c3 non-profit, so the kids can keep showing us how to do all the crux moves.

Please private message me if you have anything.

The Neanderthal Project

A great short documentary by Taylor Keating, following Charlie Barron and the Billings Bouldering Scene during the winter of 2014-15 as Charlie worked the Neanderthal Project V12 at the Country Club Boulders in Billings Montana.


Friday, June 7, 2013

In case you didn't already get the video game reference

This was the book's working cover for quite some time. I designed it maybe a month into the project.  Obviously based on the old Nintendo game boxes.

I ended up thinking the idea wasn't creative enough, the connection was cool, but there needed to be more.  I then started wondering if the book could be a game, eventually turning the recommended routes into a checklist required to defeat monsters.*  Later on that summer I shot the photo of Charlie climbing the boulder with the city in the background.**  It was obvious to me that THAT needed to be the cover and I did everything I could in terms of design to emphasize the awesome photo while still keeping some of the early influences.

Go ahead, judge the book by it's cover.

* There's more I wish I could have done in that regard. but time and sanity got in the way.
** hint: it's near the country club boulders and does not have the greatest of landing zones,*** hence I left it out.

*** none.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Books are out now!

You can now get a copy of Super Sand Land at these fine outdoor retailers.

The Basecamp Billings
Steepworld Climbing Gym

Spire Climbing Center
Northern Lights

Solitude Mountaineering

If your store would like to carry Super Sand Land, please email us at

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book Launch Slideshow

Re watch the book release slideshow here!  All your favorite Billings climbers climbing in and around Billings!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Book Has been Launched

On Friday November 2nd, we baptized the book in a bucket of sand and declared it available for sale.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Book Release Party

Friday November 2nd, 7pm at Steepworld Climbing Gym.

We will have an official book release "ceremony," a brief slideshow featuring climbing around Billings, a keg provided by the gym, and some other surprises. 

PLUS!! the opportunity to get your copy signed by the climbers who've helped shaped the climbing community into what we have today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The book has gone to print!

110 pages
200 black and white photos and maps
215 boulder problems
78 rope routes
Arvin Boulders
Water Tower Boulders
Country Club Boulders
Zimmerman Park
Phipps Park
Gregory Hills
A Sand Monster and his Evil Henchmen

Book release party soon to be announced.  Stay tuned.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Finally a Climbing Guide to Billings Montana

Announcing "SUPER SANDLAND: a climbing guide to Billings Montana"  Due out fall 2012 at local outdoor retailers.

The book will cover roped routes and boulder problems found on the rimrock around Billings.  The guide will include the following areas;

Arvin Boulders
Water Tower Boulders
Country Club Boulders
Zimmerman Park
Phipps Park
Gregory Hills