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Everything You Need to Know About the City Climb at Edge NYC




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City Climb is an exhilarating experience where you can climb to the top of Edge NYC, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. On this page, you can expect to find all the information you need about the City Climb experience, including timings, what to expect, tips, & more!

About the Edge City Climb

Edge NYC City Climb

Highlights of the City Climb at Edge NYC

Edge NYC City Climb - The Cliff

The Cliff

To reach the cliff, you will need to climb 32 steps from the base to reach a small open-air platform that hangs over the edge of the Edge building. Once you get here, stop and look at the breathtaking views of the Hudson River, New Jersey, and lower Manhattan.

Edge NYC City Climb - The Climb

The Climb

Once you’ve put on your safety gear, you will have to climb about 161 steps to get to the Apex. Take your time to ascend these steps and marvel at the view around you. The steps are built at the edge of the building, giving you a rush as you climb to the top.

Edge NYC City Climb - The Apex

The Apex

The Apex is the highest point of Edge NYC and offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of the city and its surroundings. The main highlight of the City Climb experience is that you get to lean out over the Apex and enjoy the feeling of soaring in the air!

Edge NYC City Climb - The View

Know Before You Go

General Information
Safety Restrictions
Edge NYC City Climb
  • Timings: 9 AM - 11 PM; daily
  • Age Restriction: Participants must be aged 13 years or above to take part in the City Climb.
  • Height Restriction: Climbers must have a minimum height of 4.9 feet and a maximum height of 6.7 feet to participate.
  • Maximum Weight: The maximum weight limit is 310 lbs.
  • Duration of the Experience: The entire activity takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete.
  • Safety Gear: Climbers are equipped with safety harnesses and other essential gear. Everyone is required to wear closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes, and comfortable clothing. 
  • Tickets: Starts from $185
Edge NYC City Climb

The following persons should not participate in the City Climb experience:

  • Guests who have consumed alcohol before the climb.
  • Guests who have taken drugs or medications that may impair their judgment.
  • Guests with heart conditions.
  • Pregnant women or those who could be pregnant.
  • Guests with disabilities that could interfere with their safety while climbing.
  • Guests with vertigo or motion sickness.
  • Guests with physical, mental, or psychological conditions that may inhibit their ability to climb or could be worsened by the experience.

Visitors Tips

  • Book your City Climb tickets in advance to secure your preferred time slot.
  • Wear comfortable, athletic clothing suitable for physical activity, and closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes.
  • Bring a small backpack or bag to carry any necessary items, such as a water bottle or sunscreen.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions, as the climb takes place outdoors and is subject to wind and sun exposure.
  • Arrive early to allow time for check-in, safety briefing, and gearing up.
  • Listen to your guide's instructions carefully and follow all safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Edge City Climb

What is the Edge City Climb?

City Climb is a thrilling guided climbing experience up Edge NYC, taking participants up to the highest vantage point in New York.

What is the best time to go for the City Climb experience?

The best time to take part in the city climb is just before or during sunset. You will get the best views of the city all the way from the Hudson River to lower Manhattan!

Do I need a ticket to take part in the Edge City Climb experience?

Yes, you need to purchase a ticket in advance to participate in the Edge City Climb experience.

How long does the City Climb experience take?

The climb takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

Is the City Climb worth it?

Yes, the Edge City Climb is a unique and exhilarating experience that offers stunning panoramic views of New York City and the surrounding area.

What is the age restriction for the City Climb?

Climbers must be at least 13 years old to participate in the Edge City Climb.

What are the timings for the City Climb?

The City Climb experience is available from 9 AM to 11 PM, with the last climb starting at 10:10 PM.

Can I watch the Edge City Climb?

Spectators can purchase tickets to the Edge observation deck, located on the 100th floor, to watch climbers from a safe and comfortable indoor space.

What can I see from the City Climb?

You can enjoy panoramic views of the New York City skyline, the Hudson River, New Jersey, and beyond, from the highest vantage point in the city.

What is the view like from the City Climb?

The view from the Apex of the City Climb is breathtaking, offering unobstructed views of the surrounding areas from a unique and exhilarating vantage point.

Is the City Climb experience safe?

Yes, the City Climb experience is safe. All climbers are provided with safety gear and must follow strict safety guidelines. Visitors with medical conditions should consult with their physicians before participating.

Can people with disabilities take part in the City Climb?

The City Climb experience is physically demanding and may not be suitable for individuals with motor disabilities. However, Edge NYC is wheelchair accessible, and visitors can enjoy the views from the observation deck.

How high up is the City Climb?

The Edge City Climb takes visitors up to the Apex, the highest vantage point in the city, at a height of 1,131 feet.