But what would happen if you tried to get out of the center by, say, climbing up a very long ladder that ends in Los Angeles? (For clarity's sake, let's assume that the Earth is uniformly dense. It isn't, but the general trend described here still holds.) At the center, the gravity from the mass beneath your feet all the way to the other side of the Earth, the Indian Ocean, will be "pulling" you down, even as the mass above your head is "pulling" you up, toward L.A. After climbing a few rungs, the total pull you feel down to the Indian Ocean will still be nearly zero. You will still feel almost weightless. But as you climb, there will be less and less mass above, and more and more below. The pull toward the core will feel greater and greater, and you will feel less and less weightless, until you are standing on the Earth's surface, staring at the Hollywood sign, feeling heavy again.