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

by UKC News Nov/2010
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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.
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