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Baby Signs V0 4
Balance or Power V6 7A
Bashista Yo Sista V5 6C
Capacitator V7 7A+
Choppy V6 7A
Decepticon V3 6A
Free Time V7 7A+
Heaven V8 7B
Help Meat V3+ 6A+
Josh in the Box V5-6 6C+
Knuckles of Evil V7 7A+
Overlord V2 5+
Pet Goat V0 4
Shamoo V5 6C
Shamoo Dihedral V4 6B
Sneaker Crack V0- 4- R
Talking to Myself V1+ 5
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Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Matt Bashista (I am assuming)
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Shared By: matthewWallace on Nov 10, 2014
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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A cool, powerful, intricate climb. To send this climb specific beta is what you KNEED.

Sit start or squat if you cannot reach the starting holds. Start right hand in a good single pad undercling and left on the sloper rail. Move up the narrow block compressing with your whole body until you hit the good hold on the lip, from here climb around the right side of the block to a tough top out.

This would get 4 stars however, the close proximity to the rocks on either side make it less than classic because of the dab potential.

Also apparently on the FA it was topped out fairly straight on but that feels very contrived and after talking to several locals the new standard and most natural line is to top out on the right side. When I climbed it I found this to be the most natural way, topping out straight up takes away from the quality of this great line.


From 'The Box' walk up the hill and to the right, pass 'The Bulge' and when you pass that boulder look left into a corridor and you will see this line.


A couple pads ad spotter.


skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Yes, I did make the first ascent of this climb in 2000. I started from a full sit start on the left arete before getting the sloping ledge, as I could not start sitting with a hand on it. Originally I did top out straight up which was difficult, then a month later I traversed right to an easier top out the way that everyone does it now and is described above. I think that V5 is spot on as to the grade, and is what I personally graded it when I did it. Or as we used to say, it is of a "moderate" difficulty, meaning between V4 and V6.

I named the boulder Halloween Roof because I completed it on Halloween after cleaning it playing around on it during the summer and figuring out the beta. At the time, nobody I spoke to about it had any interest in even trying it. I think it went a more than a few years until anyone got the second ascent. I absolutely love this problem. It is not the greatest, but was one of my proudest first ascents in the forest. I do not know who started referring to it as Bashista Yo Sista, but that was in the late 2000's I believe. Also, I do not get the joke in the name. I do have a sister who is a very accomplished pharmacist. Somebody fill me in on the meaning. Kudos for getting the spelling of my last name correct. Dec 16, 2014