The Bachar-Yerian 5.11c R/X - A Rock Climbing Story

05th June 2020
05th Jun 2020

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 80'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. This rock climb is a testament to the Stonemasters ethics and John Bachar's incredible vision. Andrew and Jan are not professional climbers, but they embody the spirit of the sport. I hope you enjoy this tale of their climb. Directed by Cole Gibson Shot by Matthew Talesfore & Cole Gibson Photography by Richard Grigsby Young John Bachar photos by Dean Fidelman Older John Bachar photo by Nathan Smith Music by Green Machine

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