My first impression, was that they had tried to copy the design of Stanage (the boulders, the bracken, the open layout) - the only thing is, it's much less appealing than Stanage. It's all grey and there isn't that much variety of walls if you think about it. They were all basically vertical or leaning.
There were lots of problems, granted, but they were all a bit samey, and there was a huge volume in the VDiff - E1 range but not a huge amount above that. Maybe It's just me.
But am I the only one who thought it was a bad copy of Stanage?
You do know its not man made right?
I'm not so sure. Although the bracken motif with heather accessories do evoke a Stanage-like ambience, I find that the individual touches such as split level parking, easy access ice cream and designer footpath styling give Burbage both individualism and uniqueness.
They could do with marking the holds with different colours though. All of the routes are marked in white. Confusing!
... and they should do something about the showers - you can't turn them off and they're always cold!
The routes very rarely change as well. This is something that is well sorted out at Horseshoe Quarry, where the routes have changed whilst I've been on them.
> The routes very rarely change as well. This is something that is well sorted out at Horseshoe Quarry, where the routes have changed whilst I've been on them.
That's because the BMC own and manage Horseshoe, whereas Sheffield City Council own Burbage. It's patently obvious that things are better run when they are run by real climbers.
I do like the fact that when they built this place, they made it closer to the road.
Do you know how we report problems with facilities at Burbage to? I was there at the weekend and went to sit on one of the cushions that are placed near the boulders but it made a funny noise and ran away; I think it may be broken.
It's Burbage, not Stanage - thats next door. did you try Partian Shot or Equilibrium?
I posted this in the Walls and Training Forum, why has it been moved to Rocktalk?
I found Jesus.
> I found Jesus.
That might explain it. Did he appear to you while you were under the anaesthetic?
I found Jesus.
I lost one recently, was it quite well worn with a band of blue, yellow and green tape on?
> I found Jesus.
> I lost one recently, was it quite well worn with a band of blue, yellow and green tape on?
it had blood on it
Sounds like mine, I use him as a bouldering mat sometimes. The lord works in mysterious ways but is really handy when the landing is flooded :-)
I see what you did there ;)
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