Participants must be at least 6 years old on the day of the event. Our Jr. Climb for 6-13 year olds is offered on the 'Sprint' Course, and all course lengths are available for climbers who are 14+. 

I can no longer attend, can someone else use my bib?

Yes – when picking up your bib, the person replacing you will need to visit our registration tables to update the info associated with that bib.

Do all teammembers have to choose the same course?

No - each of your teammates can choose the course that is right for them. Teams will be ranked by average steps per minute. View Course Map here

Can I register for a teammate?

No - each team member must view and agree to event waivers in order to participate. For that reason, participants must personally register for the event. Please note that each team member must use a separate email as well.

My company wants to cover all or part of our employees’ fundraising minimums, how do I set that up?

Option 1 – Become an Event Sponsor – your company will receive marketing benefits and a specified number of registrations.

Option 2 Sign A Covered Climbers Agreement – upon receiving the form, our staff will send a Discount Code for your climbers to use during registration. Contact stairclimb@ymcala.org or 213 639 7453 with any questions.

Option 3 – Donate To Already Registered Climbers –return to our main page and use the search function to find and make donations to teams or individuals. Or, you may send a check or call 213 639 7453 with credit card information. We are happy to split a donation between multiple climbers, but we’ll need your help - please indicate the exact amount that should be applied to each registered climber.

Are spectators welcome?

Yes - we encourage friends and family to join and cheer on your favorite climbers. The food, music, and activities at the after party are available to all!

Can I still rank as an individual if I climb with a team?

Yes - if you are on a team, you will automatically be ranked as an individual on the course that you climb, and you will be eligible for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place individual medal (YMCA staff will contact medal winners in the month following the event).

Will restrooms be available?

Yes – there are restrooms available near the main event entry/exit.

What if I am unable to finish?

If you feel you are unable to finish, simply use an aisle to walk back to the main event area. EMTs will be on site to escort those who feel unwell.

Where should checks be written out to?

Checks are payable to Ketchum-Downtown YMCA - address below:

Stair Climb for Los Angeles
Ketchum-Downtown YMCA
401 S Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Please contact us at StairClimb@ymcaLA.org OR 213 639 4453