Are you up for a challenge?

At 1,005 feet, the US Bank Tower is home to the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. Participants race or walk up 1,664 steps (75 stories) then take the elevator down to street level where a Block Party awaits, complete with games, live bands, food trucks, and a beer garden. Visit our Facebook Page to see images from last year's event.


 1 'Elevators Are For Wimps' t-shirt

 1 Stair Climb for Los Angeles goodie bag

 1 Finisher's Medal

 1 Beer Garden Ticket

 $1 off at Block Party Food Trucks

 Access to incredible views of Los Angeles

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Online registration is highly encouraged. A limited number of registrations will be available on the day of the event, however, if you choose to register the day of the Stair Climb, we ask that you arrive at least one hour prior to your anticipated climb category, and pay an increased fundraising minimum of $150 per person. High Rise Hero fundraising minimums do not increase on the day of the event. 

The online registration deadline is 11:59PM PST, Tuesday, September 12, 2017.


Participation in the Stair Climb for Los Angeles raises tax-deductible, non-profit funds for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. All donations directly benefit impactful YMCA community programs. Learn more about why we climb.

Online registration for the 2017 Stair Climb closes on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:59PM

$125/person (only $55 required at the time of registration + $70 fundraising minimum). This includes Elite and Parent/Child Competitors.  

$50/High Rise Hero

*All online participants and donors will receive an acknowledgement email for their tax-deductible contributions. If your donors would like to pay by cash or check, please make checks payable to the Ketchum Downtown YMCA and mail or drop off in person at the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA, 401 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, Attn: Stair Climb for Los Angeles.


Raise $250 as an individual by midnight on September 18, 2017 to earn one free Skyslide ticket! This ticket may be used by a climber upon finishing the climb (ticket may not be used to enter OUE Skyspace from street level or be used by a family member or friend).

Raise $500 as a an individual by midnight on September 18, 2017 to earn a free Joymode Membership! Joymode lets you access everything you need - but don't own - for great experiences. Choose from over 100 experiences like Backyard Movie Night, Oculus Rift, or even a Sous Vide machine! Joymode delivers everything to your door and picks it up when you are done.

CLICK HERE for fundraising ideas and tips!