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Tunnel to Towers-
Please join your fellow stairclimbers as we do the LA version of Tunnel to Towers. On September 11, 2001, Stephen Siller, got off his shift as a member of the FDNY. He was on his way home, when he heard about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. He turned around, went back to the firehouse, and drove to the World Trade Center. But, he was stopped at Battery Tunnel, which was closed due to security reasons. So, he got out of his car, and ran, with full equipment, to the World Trade Center. His body was never found. Every year, there is a Tunnel to Towers run in New York City-from Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. We are going to do a stairhike LA version of the Tunnel to Towers. We will start at Angel's Flight, and walk up those stairs, then do the stairs at California Plaza. Then we will work out way to Figueroa and 2nd St. We will walk through the 2nd Street tunnel. Then down to Broadway, where we will go towards Chinatown. We will do the staircase in Chinatown, then go to the LAFD training center, where there is a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. From there we will go to Angelino Heights and the beautiful Victorian homes. Then to Vista Hermosa Park, where we will get a great view of downtown LA. The we work our way back to Angel's Flight. There aren't that many staircases, but Angel's Flight and the Chinatown staircases are long and steep. There will be some elevation gain on this stairhike. This will be about a 6.5 mile stairhike. We will finish within 3 hours. Responsibility: We are walking as a group. If the pace is too slow for you, you are welcomed to either, leave or join us on our faster paced advanced walks! I am not a GPS! I find it very interesting that those who want to go faster rarely, if ever, sign up for the faster paced stairhikes! We are not responsible for you! You are responsible for yourself! You should be aware of your own capabilities in regard to your hiking endurance and how well you do in the elements-weather, terrain, etc. We will NOT wait forever for you to catch up on the stairs. Should you find you cannot complete the stairhike, you must be able to find your way back to your car on your own. We will not be able to leave the group and lead you back to the start. Use your smart phone or bring a map. If you don't agree with this, please do not sign up! Distance: 6.55 miles Starting Point: Angel's Flight 351 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA The only restrooms near the starting point is inside Grand Central Market. Time: Please arrive at Angel's Flight by 1 pm. Walk will start promptly at 1:15 pm. Parking: Paid lots and metered street parking. Or take the Metro Red or Purple Lines to Pershing Square and exit at GRAND CENTRAL MARKET- Pace- Moderate pace- we will take our time on this walk. We will wait for people at the top of staircases and to regroup. There will be time for pictures. But, you are responsible for keeping pace with the group! Reminders: All walks should be treated like a work out. They are not guided tours! No crashers- Please sign up for this event. Please do not just show up. RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks. So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest. Please keep your RSVP updated and current. Repeated No Shows may lead to members being removed from the group. There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks. Dogs are welcomed but must be on a leash at all times. Always bring plenty of water. Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks. Any questions or concerns please email me, David.

Angel's Flight

351 S. Hill Street · Los Angeles, CA

Respond by: 12/16/2018

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If you found this group from the CBS website, there are some errors in the reporting. Charles Fleming has nothing to do with this group and he does not lead any hikes.

ALMOST everybody is approved for membership, as long as a recent pic is include AND you didn't cause trouble/banned in other area Meetup groups. Most people are not approved because they did NOT include a pic!!


This is a free group that meets a few times a month to get exercise on the hidden stairways in LA. The group is about getting a workout/exercise while using the hidden staircases in the LA area. The walks are not guided tours! We do NOT do the two stair climbs that are held in buildings in downtown LA.


You will have to be approved for membership. People are rejected for membership because they do not include a current picture that themselves, that clearly shows their face! Or, they have been kicked out of other Meetup groups for bad behavior.

We would like members who attend our stairhikes, as often as their schedule allows. We do not want people who are just signing up for group. Recently, been getting too many request from people who do not live in the LA area. If you do not live in the LA, you will no be accepted!

No Flakes Zone:

If you're a flake- no show or late cancels to events, please find another group. There is a strict no show policy, 3 no shows and you will be removed from the group, for Stairclimbers of LA.

New Members: If you no show to the first event you signed up for, you will be removed from the group. You will NOT be able to rejoin the group.



A recognizable photo is required for membership. Not pics of your pets, or far away pics. But, a pic where we can recognize you. No exceptions. Updated May 27, 2013.

Location, location, location:

The stairs are located mostly in northeast LA, in neighborhoods like Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Highland Park, Mt. Washington.

Please be willing to commute to these areas. There will be limited stairwalks on the westside-Santa Monica and Palisades area.

Pace of Walks:

The pace of each walk is clearly stated for every walk.

No Sweep-There are no sweeps on the walk; person at the back who knows the route.

You are responsible for keeping pace with the group. This means who do NOT wait forever for people to catch up!

If you aren't able to keep pace on the walks you are on your own to get back to the starting point.

The faster workout type pace walks are still walks. We do not run.


Routes are designed to go up the stairs as much as possible, not to repeat any staircases or backtrack along the route-when possible.

Staircase counts- As long as we do not cross a street/alleyway, it is considered one staircase.

RSVPing to Events

Stairclimbers of LA is a group that is free to join and go on our walks. I only ask members Don't be a Flake. If you RSVP yes, please show up to the event. Don't make it a habit of RSVP Yes, then changing your RSVP later.

I limit the number of participants to each event because some of the streets and staircases are narrow and make for slow walks. So, please only attend events that you have RSVP Yes for.

RSVP will open 7-10 days before the walk. This makes it fair for all members.


Many of our events have a long waitlist. People who regularly show up to events will have priority on the waitlist. If you show a pattern of no showing or canceling at the last minute, your RSVP will be removed or you will not get moved up from the waitlist.


Newcomers-If you no show to the first event you signed up for, you will be removed from the group. You will NOT be able to rejoin the group. Remember this, you never have a second chance to make a first impression.

3 Strikes policy-3 strikes and you're out No Show policy. If you no show for three events without notifying the host of the event, you will be removed from the group.

I understand things happen. If you contact the Org, AO or event host of the walk about why you no showed, within a couple days after the event, it will not be considered a no show. Otherwise if you no show for three events without notifying the host of the event, you will be removed from the group.

Online safety

For your safety on any Meetup group: Meetup is a public site that anybody with internet access can find.

Do not post any personal information-phone number, email addy, or home address on the Meetup site. Or the personal info for another member.

When you RSVP, just RSVP yes or no, without a comment containing personal information such as; Out of town or On vacation for two weeks. There is no reason to say you're on vacation for two weeks or you're out of town. This is for your own safety.

Looking forward to New Discoveries!

Thank you,

Stairclimbers of LA

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