In every sport there are men, myths and legends. In the world of rock climbing and free soloing without a rope, there is only one name that fits all three: John Bachar. John Bachar — who for many years was considered America's most daring rock climber — is visiting the Southeast (Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina) in November, 2008. While here, he will be giving several slideshows and Acopa Shoe Demos. Controversial and uncompromising, Bachar pushed the boundaries of what was possible, and at the same raised the world's standards. A true rock star as a teenager, Bachar soloed 5.11 when 5.12 did not yet exist ... then he did the first 5.12 in Yosemite Valley, bouldered even harder, climbed stronger than anyone. He refused to compromise his strong traditional style "ground up" ethics along the way. Then, at the height of his fame, Bachar disappeared.John Long says, "There has never been anyone like John Bachar, and there never will be again."Peter Croft says, "Yosemite was THE place, Bachar was THE guy, that makes him more than just a climber."Rob Robinson says, "John Bachar was unquestionably the greatest climber of our generation."
Bachar's slide show covers a climbing career of epic proportions, and one filled epic accomplishments. Join John as he shares with you his personal journey through the vertical world, and meet firsthand one of the greatest climbers who has ever lived.TOUR SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 9th: NASHVILLE, TN Slideshow from 7-9 p.m. at: Climb Nashvillewww.ClimbNashville.com 3630 Redmon Dr. Nashville, TN 37209 615.463.7625Tuesday, November 11th: CHATTANOOGA, TN Acopa shoe demo from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and slideshow from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at: Tennessee Bouldering Authoritywww.tbagym.com 3804 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite # 102 Chattanooga, TN 423.822.6800Wednesday, November 12th: ATLANTA, GA Acopa shoe demo beginning at 7 p.m. at: Atlanta Rocks Intownwww.AtlantaRocks.com 1019 Collier Rd. NW, Ste. A Atlanta, GA 30318 404.351.3009Thursday, November 13th: ATLANTA, GA Slideshow from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at:High Country Outfitterswww.HighCountryOutfitters 3906 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30342 404-504-9472Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2008: BREVARD, NCAcopa shoe demo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at:Brevard Rock Gymwww.BrevardRockGym.com 224 S. Broad St. Brevard, NC 28712 828.884.7625 Dinner and drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at: Looking Glass Outfitterswww.LookingGlassOutfitters.com 90 New Hendersonville Hwy. Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 828.884.5854 Slideshow starting at 7:30 p.m. at: Brevard Collegewww.Brevard.edu Dunham Auditorium One Brevard College Dr. Brevard, NC 28712 800.527.9090