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Andrew on the classic 5.8+ Blue Rose
The classic route at Ilchester and maybe in all of Maryland. Packs three cruxes in 30 feet of climbing.
A burly first move over the roof to a decent rest jug, tricky jams lead to a stance under the rood and the final "Blue Rose" move over the hang to finish. When you finish look at the large welt on the back of your right hand to find the Rose.
A proud on-site for any Baltimore climber. This climb has been led, free-soloed, done blindfolded, aided, and probably climbed more than the all the other climbs in Baltimore combined. If its open hop on!
Located on the main face at the obvious crack on the left side of the wall. Start with good finger-locks underneath a small roof.
Most often Tr-ed, but is perfectly leadable. The gear while abundant can be strenuous to place and people have taken ground-falls trying to punch through.
Mike Carothers on Blue Rose
Shawn Saffran on Blue Rose
BETA PHOTO: The main wall at Ilchester, the center of the Pata...
By Frank T
Nov 9, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
This is a good route to have a go at clean aid. Just be mindful when placing gear just below the upper overhang. I found a #0 C3 to be handy at this spot.