John Bachar - In memory of a great man 1957 2009

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graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 5, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
I lost my breath today when I could only get his voice mail but I hung on that such a thing would be impossible. John was always one to do the impossible though.

There are too many good stories to tell but for now a heavy heart can only post this photo.



Rest in peace Bro
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:01am PT
Amen Mike! Wish I could say more but I'm ballin my eyes out and shaking like a leaf.
Peace
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:02am PT
Oh. . . MyLittleBachStar.

NO!

NO!

Kath
WBraun

climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:04am PT
dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:07am PT
Oh, No ,No , No,

Please tell us NO. Mike!
Double D

climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:08am PT
You will be sadly missed. Thanks for all the good times, laughs and total inspiration. Godspeed to you...

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:10am PT
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:11am PT
Werner-

Beautful and so appropriate. Peace to John, family and friends. This is shocking.
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:11am PT
I remember driving all the way out to Fort Collins in the early 1970s to meet JB and go on a grand bouldering tour and try and pick off as many Gill problems as we could. Back then, nobody drove from Yosemite to Colorado to go bouldering - but we did.

John was so stoked that hed wired all the stuff at Horsetooth Res. and could give me perfect beta. Then it was off to Pueblo where we actually met Gill and he gave us the most fantastic guided tour. Bachar could basically climb anything back then, and his free soloing was off the charts. He was the best, and anyone who saw him on the sharp end knew they were watching something rare, a real trad master.

Sh#t, Im rambling, but it does some good to write what I can.

Like I said earlier, they better get the lead out upstairs because a legend is on his way, and he wont be sitting around up there, neither.

JL

Slakkey

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:11am PT
As I said in the other thread No way not John. So much to say and so little time to say it.
msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:12am PT
This touches me and no words can do it justice. To a personal idol and a hero...RIP. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:13am PT
Too sad for words....
climbingholdreview

Boulder climber
london
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:15am PT
Never met him
Wish I'd had the pleasure

The man was a legend, a myth

Godspeed sir! Godspeed!
DonC

climber
CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:15am PT
I'm numb... shaking...
Walleye

climber
A hard right down Big Tujunga Canyon
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:19am PT
To my friend John Bachar.
You will always be one of the few real heroes I ever had. I'm sorry that we never got to have that barbecue and the package I just sent you has to go undelivered. I'm sorry that you leave behind a son that you will not get to see grow into a man. I just hung your photograph on my wall yesterday as a testament to you and your spirit. I will miss you my friend. You were loved.

A Love Supreme is cranking on my Hi-Fi as I type this. I love that album and I know you did to.


Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:21am PT


BITD



Stellar Dude to our family in the past......



And forward to the nowdays....Hashbro and John at the '08 Josh Reunion.



Dan Leichtfuss, John Bachar and Ed Sampson at KP'S home in JTree ...."talkin' about the good times."




Heartsick, too many losses.

Johno

Big Wall climber
Cape Town / Japan
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:23am PT
What tragic news. I like many others thought that JB was invincible.

My deepest condolences to all his friends & family.

RIP John Bachar.
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:25am PT
Sincerest condolences to Johns Family and Friends...

Such a loss...



KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:25am PT
This one of the most bizarre things I have ever heard

This F-ing sucks

Prayers out to friends and family
Fletcher

Trad climber
the end of the world as we know it, & I feel fine.
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:26am PT
A Love Supreme... what a wonderful album... I'm breaking it out right now.... it's comforting to know he grokked the spirit of that Coltrane classic... what a spirit he was while here... and will be where he's going.

Eric
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