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> Not really, that's Joburg. Most of Cape Town isn't like that, although you need to keep your wits about you. You get used to it.
Appreciated. Still, it's a big world, and I feel no need to get used to SA.
> I did, and I do. I just wouldn't say Burbage is world class. I'm not sure Cloggy is either for all its grandeur and history.
Cloggy over-rated? Tsk tsk, shame on you, etc etc blah blah blah
As for Burbage, could we say it's a contender (or not) for "world class after work crag". After all, different crags suit different times of day, week and life.
> I like Joshua Tree too, it's an amazing place. It just doesn't, for me, quite make the top table for the quality of its climbing in isolation. Not if you compare it to Table Mountain or Arapiles or Tahquitz* or Val di Mello or Cornish granite or Snowdonia. All hopelessly subjective, obviously.
Completely subjective - Josh beats Cornwall for me, but hey, why is this a problem? Just means you have to go to both
> If you like big boulders, have you been to Mount Woodson? Similar scale, a million problems/routes, nicer rock.
No, but I'd like to if I was in the area.
> * And I'm not dissing Yosemite, it's just that, inexplicably, I've never been!