Friday, September 22, 2017


Your start time will also be printed on your bib, which can be picked up on the day before the climb. In order for us to accurately control the length of the line, we cannot re-assign your time once it is announced, so please be prepared to climb at any time during the category that applies to you.

The event kicks off at 11:00am, and the last climber begins his/her climb at 6:45pm. Climbers will be assigned a 15 minute wave and will be allowed to line up no sooner than 15 minutes prior to their official start time. Climbers are then released into the stairwell in 6-second intervals. One of the benefits of forming a team is that all team members will be assigned to the same wave. 

Please use the following information to help plan your afternoon:


10:30AM Registration Tables Open (for climber replacements and new registrations)

11:00-11:15AM Elite Start Times

11:30AM Opening Ceremony with Special Guests - At Start Line Steps

12:00PM Food Trucks Open and Block Party Begins

11:45-3:15PM Sponsor/VIP Start Times

12:30PM Elite Awards Ceremony - At Main Stage

3:15-4:00PM Individual Start Times (Scheduled by Last Name)

4:00PM Parent-Child Team Start Time

4:00-5:00PM Sponsor/VIP Start Times Cont...

5:00-6:45PM Team Start Times (scheduled by Team Name)

6:45PM Full Gear Start Time

9:00PM Beer Garden & Gear Check Close


Elite: 40 men and 40 women who have applied ahead of time to compete in our competitive category. 

Full Gear: Firefighters, law enforcement, and active military who are climbing in full uniform. 

Sponsor/VIP: Official sponsors and very large groups. Learn more about Sponsorship

Individual: All individual participants not affiliated with the above categories.

Team: All team participants not affiliated with the above categories.

Parent-Child Team: One parent and one 8-13 year-old child.   Learn more about Special Categories


All climbers will receive a finisher’s medal from YMCA youth and volunteers upon reaching the finish line.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd placement medals are awarded in the following individual and team categories:



Elite Male/Female

8-13 Male/Female

14-19 Male/Female

20-29 Male/Female

30-39 Male/Female

40-49 Male/Female

50-59 Male/Female

60-69 Male/Female

70+ Male/Female

Full Gear Male/Female


Parent-Child Team

Coed Team

Male Team

Female Team

Full Gear Team

Placement medals will be mailed to awardees in late October, with a pick-up option at the Welcome Center of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Registration Tables Open (for climber replacements and new registrations)


Food Trucks Arrive and Block Party Begins


Opening Ceremony with Special Guests - Start Line Stage


Elite Awards Ceremony - Main Stage


Sponsor Recognition Ceremony - Main Stage


Beer Garden & Bag Check Close

Looking for your start time? Estimated Start Times can be found here.