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Climbing The Edge – how to climb, tickets, prices, FAQs, reviews

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City Climb at The Edge is the highest open-air building ascent in the world.

Climbers scale the exterior of 30 Hudson Yards towering over 1,200 feet above ground level, then lean out and look down above The Edge, the highest outdoor platform in New York City. 

It is not a mere adventure but an achievement they will remember for life.
This article contains everything you need to know before climbing The Edge.

How to climb The Edge

First, You will meet your climb guide, store your belongings, and get up to get ready.

Next, you will head toward base camp, put on the harness, and buckle it tight.

Third, you will meet the rail that keeps you firmly attached to the building during your ascent over a 45-degree angled staircase.

You will get the final instructions before climbing.

After the thrilling Climb, you will lean out alone, feeling literally at the top of the world and soaking in the beauty beneath you!

Pondering over which observation deck to visit – Summit One Vanderbilt or The Edge?

Tickets for City Climb The Edge Hudson Yards

View from Climbing The Edge

The Edge City Climb ticket includes admission to Edge, the City Climb Experience at Edge, and a digital Edge image.

With this ticket, you can have unobstructed views of New York while climbing the skyscraper.

The experience culminates with a celebratory award, a victory lap at The Edge, and a toast of champagne in the sky.

The ticket has a cancellation option until 11.59 pm the day before your visit.

You can reschedule the ticket anytime before your visit.

Ticket cost: US$202

Timings for Climbing The Edge

There are five time-slots to take the City Climb experience. 

The first slot starts at 10.15 am, and the last starts at 1.45 pm.

The experience takes about 75 to 90 minutes, including the checking-in and suiting-up time.

Struggling to choose between – One World Observatory and The Edge Hudson Yards?

Climbing The Edge NYC reviews

City Climb at The Edge is a highly-rated tourist attraction.

Check out two reviews of this attraction we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

City climb – amazing experience!!

It was an incredible experience, and all the staff/guides were amazing!! All were very safe and made to feel at ease. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about doing the city climb!!

Jessica S, Tripadvisor

The highlight of our NY trip!

The most unforgettable NY experience. Sonny and Christine were our guides; they were incredibly kind and fun. They took loads of pictures, gave endless pose ideas, and let us take in the view for ages!! They explained everything you needed to do clearly and concisely. Being able to see every major landmark in New York completely unobstructed from glass and fencing will leave you speechless. I would absolutely do it again!!!! 

Joe B, Tripadvisor

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FAQs about City Climb at The Edge

Where can I book tickets to experience City Climb at The Edge?

Those interested can buy these tickets online or at the attraction. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online, in advance.

Who can qualify for the City Climb?

Considering safety concerns, only those 13 years and older with a height of 4.9 ft (149 cm) to 6.7 ft (204 cm) and weighing 65 lbs (29 kg) to 310 lbs (141 kg) can participate in the City Climb at The Edge.

Who cannot participate in the City Climb?

The following people must not do the City Climb at The Edge:
Guests who are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications that could impair judgment; 
Guests who have heart-related ailments; 
Pregnant women or those likely to be pregnant; 
Guests with disabilities that may put their safety at risk; 
Guests having vertigo problems; 
Guests having motion sickness; 
Guests suffering from any physical, mental, or psychological ailments that would inhibit them from participating or would be worsened by their participation.

Can visitors carry cameras or personal recording devices while climbing the Edge?

No recording devices are allowed during the experience.

Can my friends and family watch me doing the City Climb?

Friends and family can cheer on from The Edge as climbers reach the top. After the Climb, the group can then get together for a victory lap at Edge and toast champagne in the sky.



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