Johnny Rock- Classic Bachar Interview Steiger Climbing 1986

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 15, 2009 - 10:56am PT
Back when my good friend John Steiger first became the assistant editor of Climbing, he went to see the Man about a Hangdog! This interview is pure Bachar and JS knew right where to work his arguments.Great stuff from Climbing October 1986.



















Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Aug 15, 2009 - 11:04am PT
Great, Steve, thanks tons for this.
Walleye

climber
In the Aviary studying trees
Aug 15, 2009 - 11:06am PT
I remember this like it was yesterday. Thanks for posting it Steve. Somebody outta go up and do Body and Soul in E.B's and get back with a Trip Report..
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 15, 2009 - 11:14am PT
Paging Bullwinkle... Bullwinkle to the courtesy phone.

(thanks for posting that up Steve... I'd forgotten about it)
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 15, 2009 - 02:55pm PT
Thanks for posting. I was smiling the whole read. That guy stuck to his guns through the sport phase, and came out the other end looking real wise.

Also, I had to laugh with the moritorium section. I wrote a song about Bachar after he died, and included a part about the moritorium. One of my lines had something about shaking like a leaf, because I knew he was scared on that climb. There he is quoted "I wasn't shaking like a leaf," awesome.

Anybody know if he ever soloed equinox? cuz that ryhmes with hot rocks.
Gunks Guy

Trad climber
Rhinebeck, NY
Aug 15, 2009 - 07:01pm PT
Awesome! I remember that article. Had a big impression on me back then. Thanks for posting.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 15, 2009 - 08:34pm PT
Whoa.....ah.....
Cool breeze blowin 'n sh#t.
That's the stuff kids!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2009 - 07:14am PT
Bachar Bump!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Aug 20, 2009 - 07:26am PT
I think he's saying that Werner Braun is a dancer.
fluffy

Trad climber
boulder
Aug 20, 2009 - 07:55am PT
great re-read

thanks for posting that
kubok!3

climber
Austin, TX
Aug 20, 2009 - 09:45am PT
What a great interview. Thanks for posting.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 20, 2009 - 09:55am PT
1986 and Bachar was already saying Werner has been climbing a long time! Is he 108 years old yet?

THanks

Karl
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Aug 20, 2009 - 10:16pm PT
2 cool SG, I'd completely forgotten that article.

And it was written on the first PCs brought into Climbing via Steiger.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
Thank you again Steve for a great thread post. I missed this one, so it was very cool.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2009 - 07:39am PT
JS did a really fine job on this piece and JB is right in the thick of the stylistic wrestling match and sharp as a razor!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 22, 2009 - 07:45am PT
Thanks for the post, Steve. I still have this issue, and the article is one that really stuck with me. If I recall correctly, the P. Bard shot out the roof was also on the cover of Reader's Digest in the '90s.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2009 - 07:58am PT
Reader's Digest---The home of extreme sports! LOL
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2009 - 09:51pm PT
One thing leads to another...From Rachel Da Silva's excellent collection, Leading Out- Mountaineering Stories of Adventurous Women, this thoughtful essay by Susan Edwards that mentions the thread piece by JB.







Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2009 - 07:49pm PT
Dance Bump!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 2, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
Dance of the Woo-li masters?
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