- Posted September 29, 2012 by
Los Angeles, California
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Ketchum Y's 2012 Stair Climb to the Top
For the past 19 years, the Downtown LA Ketchum Y has sponsored the "Stair Climb to the Top" at the US Bank Building in Downtown LA. At 1,108 feet, the tallest building in the Los Angeles - the US Bank Tower - is the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Climbers will race or walk the 1,679 Steps (75 stories) and take an elevator down. Most participants will climb to the top in 20 to 45 minutes. Elite climbers will race to the top in 13 minutes or less. The course record is 9:28. This year, there were over 3,400 climbers who rose to the challenge, including a team of my co-workers -- all of whom completed the climb in under 28 minutes or so!