Monday, July 6, 2009
When the Legends Die: John Bachar dead at 51
UK Climbing reports that John Bachar, whose career represented the epitome of American free-soloing in the seventies and early eighties is dead, apparently while solo climbing near Mammoth Lakes. This truly marks the end of an era. The influence that he had upon the sport of climbing was immense and his contributions in the form of very bold ascents will live on forever.