Crack In The Woods Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.018, -71.272 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Jay Knower on Jun 10, 2008|
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DescriptionShaded and sometimes buggy, this area has one of the state's best 5.10 cracks. Crack in the Woods should be on every 5.10 climber's tick list. At one time, there were sport routes on this cliff, but in a fit of ethics, they were chopped. Many have talked of reinstalling these routes, but as of yet, the chopper has gotten the last word.
(edit - Closet Full of Klonopin was rebolted)
Getting TherePark on the Kanc about 1.3 miles west of the Albany Covered Bridge at a small pullout above a primo swimming area. Cross the river, and walk straight into the woods, maybe following a drainage to a cliff.
2014 updated version of David Aguasca's directions: Alternate approach, recommended for the spring (don't try crossing the river...it's an easy way to go for a swim): Park at the Albany Covered Bridge Parking. On the north end of the bridge, to the left, is a broad, gated dirt road, which is the beginning of the Nanamocomuck Ski Trail and access for logging. Walk up this dirt road to a brand new iron bridge. About 150 ft past this bridge the ski trail breaks from the road on the left. Follow the ski trail, crossing 5 small wooden bridges. About a minute past the fifth bridge, look for a cairn on the right side of the path, marking where a faint old trail or track veirs off making a "Y". You can probably see the outline of a rounded hill above, even with the leaves out. That is where you are headed. follow the faint track away from the river a few minutes until you run into a drainage, which will then lead you right up to the crag. The cliff is only 5 or 10 minutes from the main ski trail. If you are wondering around for 45 minutes, you have gone way past it. The approach should be very easy and no more than 35-45 minutes.
Spring 2015 Update - As of 4/21/15, the Forest Service has re-opened the new logging road to foot and bike travel from Albany Covered Bridge west. (It HAD been closed WEEKDAYS to all use due to active logging.)
Classic Climbing Routes at Crack In The Woods
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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