I smoke atop Cathedral quite frequently.
but yea I should start rock climbing
Yes, climbing, especially trad climbing, is very difficult to get into if one does not know the right people. A stranger is usually not keen on bringing a complete beginner along, as you literally have his life in your hands when he is leading, could potentially drop gear as you're cleaning it ($70 a drop), and are almost certainly not going to be climbing the same difficulty he is.
Overall though, I enjoy introducing people to climbing, and if you were in NY I would be happy to take you out for a day. To the poster below, he is not in NH. Check his profile - Minnesota. As an aside, I'm up to 60+ days of climbing so far this year, between ice and rock. I just got back from a trip to Colorado and Utah. The desert splitters were amazing in Utah! Heading to West Virginia on Sunday for a few days of climbing. Great season so far, despite the endless rain.