FRI NIGHT VID: The Bachar-Yerian 5.11c R/Xby UKC News Nov/2010
This news story has been read 7,900 times
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.
We recently reported that "WideBoy" Tom Randall had climbed a new line on Ilam Rock... Read more
Tim Emmett and Angelika Rainer were crowned Red Bull White Cliffs champions on the Isle of Wight last week, after... Read more
David Lama has made the first ascent of Avaatara, 9a, in the Baatara Gorge, Lebanon. According to the video, he was the first to... Read more
Hazel Findlay is coming to the end of a remarkable year of climbing. The Bristol based student has been extremely prolific over... Read more
We watch a lot of climbing videos here at UKClimbing HQ. There are loads of really amazing videos online, and we are constantly... Read more