I just flew into Clearview (2W2) in Maryland on Saturday. I went up with an instructor to really learn to push the limits of the club 172 I am flying. I learned in a DA20 but after 30 hours in the 172 (and 90 total hours) I still haven't felt comfortable with short field landings in the Cessna. The full flap roundout is day and night vs the Diamond. Anyways, Clearview has got to be one of the most challenging airports I have ever seen - and confirmed by searching on the internet. . It is 1800x30, with a displaced threshold of a couple hundred feet on both sides, AND a 2 degree slope. It has trees on one end and a 100' drop off on the other. Apparently it is prone to crosswinds, and on Saturday it was about 8-16kt gusty direct 90 x-wind there. The first approach on the downhill runway I thought we were going to die. We were fighting gusty crosswinds and swirlies from the buildings on the left and used up the whole runway. The adrenaline was pumping hard! I haven't done anything like that before and i learned at a small airport 2800x40 carved into trees. Conversely - taking off uphill is an interesting experience as well. It seems like the plane doesn't want to leave the ground. After a few more times I got the hang of it and it is definately easier to land on the uphill runway. On the way home we stopped at Davis airfield which is 3000' long but only 25' wide. It was like a bicycle path. It was definately one of the most fun 1.5 hours of flying I have ever had and I feel like I am a MUCH more competant pilot of that plane now. Going into those 2500x40 fields is going to feel like a class B airport. Anyone else flown into Clearview or Davis? Your thoughts?