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July 6, 2009 – John Bachar (1957 – 2009)

John Bachar was found dead at the base of Dike Wall in Mammoth California. Authorities presume Bachar fell while soloing.

John Bachar was found dead at the base of Dike Wall in Mammoth California.  Authorities presume Bachar fell while soloing. Bachar was one of America’s top climbers whose uncompromising ground-up ascents and legendary solos redefined bold traditional climbing. Bachar leaves behind his son Tyrus. More details here.