Lonnie Kauk pays tribute to his mentor John Bachar by climbing the Yosemite test piece "Bachar Yerian 5.11c R/X"

Lonnie Kauk staring down the infamous 2nd bolt on the Bachar Yerian 5.11c R/X.

Over the past few months Lonnie Kauk has been on a serious mission.  He isn't trying to climb the hardest routes or stack as many pitches as he can in a day but rather to follow a path that has been set out for him by his mentors.  John Bachar took Lonnie under his wing as he started his climbing career at the age of 19.  In tribute to the life and friendship of Bachar, Lonnie has set out to repeat the historic routes and solos of John Bachar's climbing career in Yosemite National Park. 

Be sure that there will be a full video to follow shortly. 

Lonnie Kauk will be presenting a slideshow tonight at the annual Yosemite Facelift.