Warming up to the task
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Reaching the top of the US Bank Tower

WARMING TO THE TASK:Lindsey Jurca, 24, who works at a law firm in the tower, stretches before ascending the floors with her three teammates. Individual competition takes place today. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
A competitor makes her way up to the 75th floor. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
ON THE UP-AND-UP: A competitor reaches the 73rd floor on his way to the roof of the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. The competition, split into four-person teams representing different companies, raised money for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
HIGH-ALTITUDE HIGH-FIVE: Stacey Miller, 35, a credit union employee, congratulates co-workersÖ after reaching the top of the US Bank Tower, the West Coast’s tallest structure. As of Friday afternoon, $135,000 had been raised for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Melissa Sodetani, 26, a member of the Downey Fire Dept., celebrates after successfully climbing all 75 floors and 1500 steps of staircase inside the U.S. Bank Tower building. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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