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Only 10 minutes outside of the beltway, with great routes Ilchester is the center of the universe for Baltimore climbers.
Take exit 13 off of 695 for Frederick Road on the southwest side of Baltimore. Go west for 2 miles or so through the town of Catonsville. Just after the light for North Rolling Road (By the Candlight Inn) the next left will put you on Hilltop. Take this through the neighborhood (watch out for new traffic calming installations as well as cops) After a half-mile the road enters the park, park at the lot just as the road takes a sharp right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ilchester:
Middle Climb 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Blue Rose 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Midnight Lightning 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR, 1 pitch, 25'
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Blue Rose 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c MD : Patapsco State Park : Ilchester
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...[more] Browse More Classics in MD