So after the journey to western New York, my overall impression of the area is as follows:
- The rock quality is good but the boulders are not that impressive or abundant (at least at the area by Flatrock Mountain).
- There are three massive boulders down in a low lying area known locally as "The Swamp" that looked like they would have the best boulder problems on them. I mean these boulders were VERY large and featured but due to their location (surrounded by standing water), they will only be climbable later in the summer and early fall as things dry up significantly.
- If you're in the area, definitely get a session in on the Splitrock Boulder. This boulder is right next to the parking area and is visible from the road.
- There were a handful of lowball problems that were not difficult nor inspiring.
- The area is probably a 1 out of 5 for bouldering areas, probably a 3 out of 5 if the Swamp Area were dry and you could climb on those three massive boulders. I would wager that once climbing could be had on those boulders, an additional 20-30 problems could be established.