Video Footage of Bachar-Yerian
Two months ago, young rock-jock Hayden Kennedy escaped the heat of Yosemite and headed went up to Medlicott Dome in Tuoulumne to try the notoriously runout Bachar-Yerian (5.11c R/X) with the infamous Ivo Ninov. John Bachar and Dave Yerian established the route in impeccable style, drilling the bolts on lead from the ground-up. Bachar hung off little hooks placed precariously on the knobs while he hand drilled. He then ran it out for enormous distances before placing another bolt. The route remains one of the most coveted test-pieces in Yosemite.
Hayden made short work of the heady knob climb, dancing his way up the black streaked knobs and keeping his fear in control. This Black Diamond video shows some of Hayden's jedi skills in action.