FRI NIGHT VID: The Bachar-Yerian 5.11c R/X

This week's Friday Night video has been sent by Cole GIbson and features a rare ascent of one of the World's most famous routes – The Bachar-Yerian in Tuolumne Meadows.Cole takes up the story:This is a short film about my friends Andrew Rock and Jan McCollum attempting to onsight the 'Bachar-Yerian' in Tuolumne Meadows, CA. The 'B&Y' is one of the best rock climbs in the world but its reputation for being super runout keeps most mortals away.This infamous 4-pitch route was put up by John Bachar and Dave Yerian in the 1980's. It boasts huge runouts between bolts and at the grade of 5.11c R/X represents more of a mental challenge than anything else. Make no mistake, however, as some of the strongest guys in the world – Wolfgang Gullich and Jerry Moffat come to mind – have taken giant whippers as they failed to onsight.Andrew and Jan are not professional climbers, but they embody the spirit of the sport. I hope you enjoy this tale of their climb.Thanks to Cole for supplying the video. You can see more of his films at the Stoney Point Documentary web site. Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf anschauen