Do You Have What it Takes to Tackle City Climb NYC's Newest Sky-High Attraction?

Visitors ages 13+ can tackle City Climb, the highest outdoor skyscraper climbing course in the world, at Edge New York beginning Tuesday, November 9.
Visitors ages 13+ can tackle City Climb, the highest outdoor skyscraper climbing course in the world, at Edge New York beginning Tuesday, November 9.

New Yorkers are pretty fearless, and one local attraction is aiming to capitalize on that, debuting a brand new, heart-stopping attraction. City Climb, from the team behind Edge, Hudson Yards' eye-popping observation deck allows visitors to climb to the precipice of 30 Hudson Yards before peering out over the building's facade in a thrilling, gravity-defying, open-air attraction, with nothing but 1,200+ feet of open-air between you and the ground below.

Think you—or your teen—has what it takes to conquer City Climb? Read on for all the terrifying details.

City Climb opens to the public on Tuesday, November 9, and tickets are already on sale. At $185 per person, it's a splurge to be certain!

Aside from heart-pounding excitement, what exactly does that price of admission get you? Climbers—who must be ages 13+ and fit certain height and weight requirements detailed here—undergo a safety briefing before being fitted with specially designed harnesses and led out onto the climbing course—the highest external building climb in the world.

Harnesses are fastened into a trolley system that moves with the climber through the entirety of the experience, first climbing 32 steps to The Cliff for a view 1,190 feet above street level, and then traversing a steep, 45-degree incline of 161 steps to reach The Apex, 1,271 feet above the street below.

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Edge's new City Climb features a custom-made trolley to ensure thrill-seekers are properly strapped in before encountering the open-air climb. 

Here, climbers encounter the ultimate dare: a chance to lean out over the platform to take in the sights below.

Once they've conquered City Climb, visitors are treated to an outing at Edge, whose glass-bottomed triangle platform is unlikely to phase them! Act fast to snatch up "inaugural tickets," which come with some extra perks like commemorative medals, videos, and photos.

If you've got a daring teen who'd like to tackle the challenge, be forewarned: Mom or dad will have to climb, too. All other family members or cheerleaders can watch from the Edge—for a price, of course.

All photos courtesy of Edge 

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