Today’s aphorism: You want most what you have least.
For the Dutch, apparently, it’s mountains to climb. Evidence of this: Excalibur Tower, the world’s largest freestanding climbing wall.
Thrusting up from the otherwise flat landscape surrounding the Dutch city of Groningen, the tower tops out at 121 feet, with a long slab climbing on one side and a 36-foot overhang on the other.
The tower is part of the Bjoeks Climb Center and seems to have been around since at least early 2009. The climbing center also features a large bouldering area based on Fontainebleau, the famous French bouldering spot south of Paris.