New York

For the most up to date information on the State of New York Regulations of Climbing Walls - please call our office at (877) 206-8967 or the state department listed below:

New York State Department of Labor
State Office Building Campus Room
157 Albany, NY 12240

TELEPHONE: (518) 457-1212
FAX: (518) 485-8054

STATUTE: Section 202(b) - Labor Law and Code Rule 45 of Industrial Code Rules. Industrial Code Rule 32 (Ski Lifts) Section 202(c)

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Permits required for mobile and fixed site amusements. Certificate of Insurance require minimum $1 million. Permits: Each $25 kiddee rides and $50 adult rides

INSPECTION: Annual on-site inspection of stationary amusement park rides. Mobile rides must submit schedules in advance for inspections at all stops. Since 1995, water slides inspected. Since 2009 Zip Lines inspected and since 2012 aerial adventure parks and climbing structures inspected.

The State of New York inspectors will primarily be performing a paper inspection of your climbing wall program, they will be looking for:

  • Engineering Plans and Drawings
  • Operations Manual
  • Inspection Records and Logs - to be performed by Qualified 3rd Party Inspector
  • Staff Training Records and Certficates.

Having a state inspection is a duty to demponstrate to the state that you are in compliance with the law and that is it. You must hire a 3rd party inspector to perform a hands on inspection of your climbing wall or tower in the state of New York.

New York climbing tower and gym inspection and regulation map