Another Monday, another question.
We were at TWall last week, and these two burly kids from New Hampshire came by. They proceeded to get on an offwidthy-horrible looking thing, and sent it no problem. I watched in fascinated horror, and asked them where they learned to crack climb, since I am ignorant of good/ hard cracks in the New England area. They replied (rather gruffly) that they are here, you just have to look for them. I know of a couple, but few "true" cracks, where you can't cheat with face holds.
So, now I want a list of vertical crack climbs in New England/ North East. I am very bad at crack climbing, and it is frustrating, since it should be easy. There is a crack. Get inside it. Don't fall off. Simple. Yet, every time I go west, I fumble, bumble, groan, layback and do just about everything wrong to get to the top of crack pitches.
So, what are the best cracks in New England? Obscure to the North End.