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.
Browse More Classics in Ilchester
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ilchester:
Middle Climb 5.6 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30 feet
Blue Rose 5.8+ Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30 feet
Midnight Lightning 5.10+ TR, 1 pitch, 25 feet
Captain Crunch 5.13a TR, 1 pitch, 30 feet
Featured Route For Ilchester
Midnight Lightning 5.10+ MD : Patapsco State Park : Ilchester
Start on two crimps and crank straight up to a decent hold, before moving up and slightly left to the top.Tough first move has been made tougher due to recent graffiti, and the steep top face isnt getting any easier either. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MD