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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 4, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
Hey Brother,
You're spirit is still strong in my heart. Hope you're well with all yer climbing bro's and friends. Thanks for all the memories and good times.
Credit: ron gomez
Bachar and Roger Derryberry
Bachar and Roger Derryberry
Credit: ron gomez
The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Continued!
The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Continued!
Credit: ron gomez

Peace
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 4, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
The man is spirit now....and he SOARS!!!!!!!

Credit: Cragman


I am the eagle, I live in high country
In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers
But time is still turning they soon will be dry
And all of those who see me, all who believe in me
Share in the freedom I feel when I fly

Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops
Sail oe'r the canyons and up to the stars
And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
And all that we can be and not what we are

John Denver
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Was that hawk in the original photo? Spooky
Peace
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 4, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Yep!

Peregrine Falcon
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 4, 2013 - 07:49pm PT

Bump for JB!
T H

climber
?
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
How is Tyrus doin?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
He's good, havin a party tonight.
Peace
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 4, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
He's been in my head all day today
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Fly High Brother John
Fly High Brother John
Credit: Karl Baba
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jul 5, 2013 - 05:46am PT
An American hero. During his own time and forever.
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jul 5, 2013 - 06:14am PT
last time i saw JB was at the bouldering contest at the magnolia boulders in Santee '79. i always thought that i would see him again, and had a great desire to talk to him in person at least one more time. i was really shook up when i heard of his passing. i had great trouble sleeping for about 9 days. i just couldn't quit thinking about him and how our paths crossed so many times. he could be a really funny guy in such a simple way. i went through so many emotions right after his death. i would tell family and people about him, and how i first met him when he was 17 years old. i tried to tell them about his climbing and soloing and how he shouldn't have died, but they would just look at me, they just didn't get it. he was still young and so much alive, then he was gone. i had a hard time wrapping my mind around it, i was very sad, heart broken. well, i sincerely hope he is resting in peace. i don't know what else to say.
Barbarian

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 08:44am PT
John lives forever in our memories. Soar on John, there is no gravity to hold you back!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 5, 2013 - 08:51am PT
I think about ThatLittleBachStar everyday. . . I have Phil Bard's shot of him soloing OnTheLamb framed, hanging in my BasketRoom. . . and I have to walk through that room to get from the main body of my cabin, out to the sunroom. . . must go through there fifty times a day. . . I look up and either, say out loud, or at least think:

"Hi, YouLittleBachStar!"

oxoxo
Gersh

Trad climber
San Diego, Ca
Jul 5, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Legend. I've never missed someone I didn't know personally, so much.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Jesus. The sh#t we used to do in high school out at Josh. It blows my mind that neither one of us ever fell. Even from the start, Bachar was a different kind of specie.

JL
Johnny K.

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Respect and cheers!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Quite the unique man. One of a kind.

He, Yabo, and Largo set the bar pretty high.

Miss ya, John. Rest in peace, brah!
10b4me

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:35am PT
a respect bump
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Largo, you guys did do some crazy ass schitz out there! I use to watch you and John from a distance thinking, "man if anyone saw this and thought it looked easy and tried it....death fer sure!" I remember you guys soloing and once you were up this tourist in cowboy boots started up the Left Ski Track, I HAD to go up and tell him to please come down, he just watched gods float up a route that will kill him.
You should take this opportunity to tell us some of the lesser known tales of you and John.
Peace
Bridwell, Worrall, Accomazzo,Kauk, Graham, Cranor, Bard, Long, Muir,Ha...
Bridwell, Worrall, Accomazzo,Kauk, Graham, Cranor, Bard, Long, Muir,Harrison. STONEMASTERS!
Credit: ron gomez
The "Crew" L to R Bridwell, Kevin Worrall, Ricky Accomazzo, Ronnie Kauk, Mike Graham, Maria Cranor, Dale Bard, John Long, Robbs Muir, Richard Harrison
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
JB lives!
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