This long anticipated profile of a climber, John Bachar, who for many years was considered America's strongest and most daring rock climber, has finally arrived. 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.
Controversial and uncompromising, Bachar pushed the boundaries of what was possible and raised the world's standards at a time when climbers merely pursued the physical in climbing.
A true rock star as a teenager, Bachar soloed 5.11 when 5.12 did not yet exist, he created the first 5.12 in Yosemite Valley, bouldered harder, climbed stronger and refused to compromise his ethics along the way. Then, at the height of his fame, he disappeared.
This film has never before soon footage and photos, and a personal journey guided by Bachar himself about what it was like to be the greatest climber in the world.
This film features exclusive interviews with the legends of climbing, including Bachar himself, Royal Robbins, John Gill, Bob Kamps, Peter Croft, John Long, and David Schultz. Written and directed by Michael Reardon.