I had only been to the Brant Lake boulders once before, back in October 2010 with Murph, Pooler, Kippy and Strazza. Needless to say, I was eager to get back there and climb some of the boulder problems again. I called the marina in advance to make sure that I could still park there to access the climbing area and just like in the past, the Palmer Brothers were very nice and accomodating. They even gave me the contact information of the landowner so I could get ahold of him regarding my Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook and the possibility of including Brant Lake (Gnarnia) in the publication. They were under the impression that the landowner would love the idea as he currently has hiking trails that he allows visitors to use.
The post work solo bouldering session was stellar, despite the high temperatures (lower 80's) and the swarms of bugs. The climbing at Gnarnia is unique as the boulders sit high on the mountain overlooking Brant Lake. This spot is not what I would consider a destination climbing spot, but if you are in the area it is definately worth a visit. The monster boulder that has the climb "Unicorn of the Sea" no longer has the old wooden platform which makes the climb that much more intimidating. I will have to venture back there with more pads and spotters to give it another go now that the platform is no longer standing...it will feel like a totally different boulder problem for sure!