Legendary climber John Bachar died yesterday in an apparent free soloing accident at the Dike Wall near his home in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Survived by a son, Tyrus, Bachar was 51 52 (my apologies) years old.
Best known for his boldness and staunch traditional ethic, Bachar is a figure in the climbing community who will surely be missed.
My thoughts are with his family and friends…
Update: In light of what happend, I think this interview John Bachar did earlier this year with Climb Talk Radio in Boulder, CO is all the more interesting to listen to. Check it out if you want to hear more about how Bachar got into soloing.