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Hennessey


Jul 6, 2009, 7:52 AM
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Sorry to hear that we lost another member of our climbing community. It is truely a shame when a life is lost.

It seems like these "In memory of/ Climbing accident" threads are way too common lately.Frown

R.I.P. John


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Jul 6, 2009, 8:25 AM
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This is extremely sad, particularly for my generation of climbers that idolized Bachar. I'll remember him as the boldest, most bad ass climber to walk the earth. My condolences to his family and friends.

RIP, Johnny Rock!


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Stunning news, RIP


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RIP John. My condolences to his friends and family.


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Oh my God....


retro


Jul 6, 2009, 10:15 AM
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I am numb with both disbelief and sadness. We have lost another remarkable friend, climber and free spirit.

Peace be with you JB


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So sad.

RIP JB


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Jul 6, 2009, 10:24 AM
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that's rough to handle.Frown
great climber and a really nice guy.
condolences to those closest to him.
you will be missed, john


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Tragic. He was an inspiration.
Best wishes to his family and friends

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Condolences to his friends and family.

When it rains it pours.


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R.I.P John Bachar. Very sad news.


the_climber


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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I was always impressed with John, hell I knew of him even before I started climbing. I had opertunity to meet John last fall. Even with all the talk of climbing, his advice to "use a rope", ect... I think what I'll remember most about meeting him is his sence of humour and how real of a person he is/was. Just down to earth and genuinely interested in hearing your stories/jokes/epic. He didn't need to talk about himself.
The one other thing I will always remember is how impressed he was that the local brewery had a beer called "Traditional", which locals always refer to as "Trad". Every beer he ordered he had to tell the whole table how cool it was that we had a "Trad" beer.

Rest peacefully John.


Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.


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Partner abe_ascends


Jul 6, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Wow, I'm speechless.

Give 'em hell in heaven, JB.


edge


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JB was an inspiration for decades of climbers. Of course I had heard of him prior to my first Yosemite trip in '82, but the guy was a real and honest person, and I will always remember him for that.

I got the privilege of roping up next to the master when my partner and me hacked our way up "Catchy Corner" at the Cookie. John was roping up to do something nearby, and although he had already soloed the Nabisco Wall, the man made us feel like we mattered, and to his credit, we did to him, on that day. I give this man major credit for how he inspired us mere mortals.

When he addressed me by name a couple (might have been 2-24 days later; it was after all Yosemite in the 80's), then I was impressed. Of course, I and everyone else West of the Atlantic ocean knew who he was.

My last encounter with John was him walking by me to solo something near Bishop's Terrace.

He was with my good friend John Rosholt, who I had spent the entire previous Summer climbing with in Eldo and Lumpy, and JB had just got in a shipment of "Fires." JB said "Hello, Loran," and JR told me in a whisper of the new secret weapon they were testing. Revolutionary to say the least.

I cannot imagine a faster fad starting, but it seemed like a week after that the "Joke Shop," [i.e. Yosemite Mtn Shop] was already sold out of the new sticky rubber shoes. I think almost everyone in the Valley that Summer improved by a whole YDS number grade, especially us who fancied Glacier Point Apron and Middle Cathedral.


dreday3000


Jul 6, 2009, 12:04 PM
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R.I.P.






Partner cracklover


Jul 6, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Very sad. My most sincere condolences to his friends and family. He was definitely an inspiration.

GO


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I liked the title of the Reardon DVD documentry:
Bachar: Man, Myth, Legend. Sadly, both men died pursuing their adventures.

Huge inspiration--not to climb like he did--that would be utterly impossible. But just to move in that direction a little from time to time.

Condolensecnes to friends and family and I hope they take some comfort in reflecting on how many people he inspired.


Hennessey


Jul 6, 2009, 2:29 PM
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Has there been an official story written on what exactly happened yet?


sonso45


Jul 6, 2009, 3:12 PM
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Another sad day. RIP and condolences to his family.


rhythm164


Jul 6, 2009, 3:23 PM
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Man, first Dash, Copp & Johnson, now Bacher. RIP


slablizard


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abe_ascends wrote:
Wow, I'm speechless.

Give 'em hell in heaven, JB.

good words. I'm sure he's soloing clouds now. Climb hard
John Bachar you will live in the hearts of all of us forever.


docky


Jul 7, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Well I have a similar story about the Icon john bachar. My wife and I were climbing in a place called Clark canyon. I had just got through climbing a route called EL TORO a great 11d and saw this guy watching me from across the alcove looking kind of weird with a beer belly.

So the guy walks up and asks me if he could climb the route I say sure, look back at my wife to laugh look back again, and he is already 20 feet up the climb with no rope or harness, laugh and say is your name john bachar he says yes whats your name, I laugh again.

By this time he is in the crux having a full on conversation with me 60 feet of the deck. Finally I ask him free soloing again right on man.......no joke he says...... NO I AM JUST BOULDERING TODAY Shocked

From that day on I looked at climbing in a hole different way. He came down went up 3 more climbs and then sat down and talked with me and answered all my questions saying. All us old timers have been bouldering here since the 70s. What a great Icon thanks john you taught me allot about what not to do on high balls with my feet. PEACE.

The year was june 2005.. Clark Canyon mammoth lakes area. God rest your soul John Bachar.


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zakadamsgt


Jul 7, 2009, 5:31 AM
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A warrior is gone...
RIP in John


slablizard


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John Bachar - July 2008 Interview Extract by Dave Gill on vimeo

http://vimeo.com/5483898


climbsomething


Jul 8, 2009, 12:33 AM
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I have no heroes in climbing- I really just enjoy climbing as a hobby, not a lifestyle. But I can see why so many held Bachar in such high regard. His exploits made him seem invincible. It's always so sobering to find out that a hero is, in fact, mortal.

That he left a child is even more sad. Boys need their daddies.

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