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bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 26, 2006 - 10:17pm PT
Here's one for you bro! Remember that sheeet! cheers, jb

Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Feb 26, 2006 - 10:35pm PT
Kids, don't try this at home!!!

Bad ass Werner...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 26, 2006 - 10:48pm PT
Ain't been called the Bhagwan fer nuthin'
WBraun

climber
Feb 26, 2006 - 10:58pm PT
Hahaha

Holy sh_it John where'd you get that photo!
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2006 - 11:02pm PT
Old 1988 Stonemaster Climbing Calendar - back cover! Bob Gaines photo - ring any bells? cheers, jb
WBraun

climber
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:03pm PT
Never saw the calendar John, but I remember Bob doing the shot.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2006 - 11:16pm PT
WBraun

climber
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:20pm PT
Yikes!

Drug dome

I've never even heard there was a calendar like this Wow, cool.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:24pm PT
'nother V0+ way, way high ball is all...
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2006 - 11:26pm PT
Check the bouldering pad at the bottom! heh heh jb
Don't let go

Trad climber
Yorba Linda, CA
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:29pm PT
Wow. That last one took my breath away.

By the way, Werner, do you know a guy named John Rosendall? He just turned 50. He's a physic professor that I do work for at UCI. He said that he met you once in the valley and asked you to go climing. You asked him how hard he climbed and he responded that he led 5.10 and followed 5.11. Then he said that you said "nah" and in such a way that you didn't want to waste your time on "easy stuff." Anyways, just wondered if you remembered him or if he ever did get to go climbing with you. (He free solos 5.11 now...)
WBraun

climber
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:29pm PT
Yep nice rock pad at the base for the hard rock climber.

None of that soft pussy pad sh_it these modern guys use. eh.

Roy? how are your tendons?

Rosenthal yes know him real well, roomates for a while in mammoth and when he was here on SAR. John Rosendall I don't recall.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:30pm PT
no bigger than a sponge...
bachars crash pad I mean.

tendons: mmm, I get out,like a couple hours ago I did a 2pitch 5.7 highball on castle rock but, but...

'glad to be around man, thanks W.
mastadon

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:33pm PT
Werner- I like the knee socks. Ha!!

Nice scan, JB.......
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2006 - 11:36pm PT
Tube socks WITH stripes!!! No woman can resist that sheeet...as you know Don!
WBraun

climber
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:43pm PT
John put up that photo of you on "Tunnel Vision"
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:48pm PT
Is this Bachar the real Bachar?

Juanito
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 26, 2006 - 11:55pm PT
Juan de-
Easy does it 'G, this hood is crawlin' with Trolls...
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2006 - 01:32am PT
Werner - Can't find tunnel Vision...this one's funny - The Iwa To Juki magazine, Feb. 1980!

Jobee

Social climber
El Portal
Feb 27, 2006 - 02:28am PT
"A mans got ta know his limitations" Clint E.

Werner can you believe it? ROTF!


omg John i so remember those days..HIGHBALL!

jow

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2006 - 02:33am PT
Werner - Check you out G....using Zen and sheeat! wow....heh heh, jb

Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Feb 27, 2006 - 11:08am PT
Juan... yes. who else would post those golf pants? even Walling wouldn't.
burp

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:33pm PT
Awesome pics, bachar!!

Thanks for sharing!

pc

climber
Eastside
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:40pm PT
You guys need to eat something...
nb3000

Gym climber
Oakland, CA.
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:41pm PT
Werner = gangsta

friggin awesome
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:42pm PT
j.b...my tea just went everywhere veiwing that last one!

ZENzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

W. B. "I came,I climbed,I departed". ;)

ZENnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

G.H. "When Werner climbs,Grant gets pumpy". ;)

For Juan; there is only one j.b.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzen

who is



-now back to my tea
jow

JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:51pm PT
I wish someone would scan Valley Boys the rolling Stones article and post it!
426

Sport climber
Holy Roller. LRC. TN.
Feb 27, 2006 - 12:55pm PT
How about the old "Muscle and Fitness" expose on the Valley Boys. Anyone remember that classic? Circa '89 iirc.


Started me off following "the way". Strayed alot from that...
susan peplow

climber
area 29
Feb 27, 2006 - 01:11pm PT
Jobee,

Where ya been? Now that you can log serious surf time no see no hear of ya.

What's with that?

xo,
S
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2006 - 02:19pm PT
Werner - found Tunnel Vision (bad scan)...

WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2006 - 02:23pm PT
John it looks good, it gives the perspective.

This is a route that ranks up there with the likes of the Phoenix and MoonGerms.

These all are very serious test pieces.
hardman

Trad climber
the valley
Feb 27, 2006 - 03:26pm PT
hey Werner,
is that the 1st generation iPod? ;)
WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2006 - 03:28pm PT
How would I know I can't hear? I brought it up for Bob Gains.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2006 - 04:34pm PT
Werner - you took that photo of Tunnel Vision! You're a professional.....heh heh, jb
WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2006 - 04:36pm PT
With your camera. Me a pro? hahaha

You got pissed at me because I cut off your feet in one shot on that climb.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 3, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Wicked gravity.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 4, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Tunnel Vision bump. Any stories out there? Classic red 2" swami and EBs with brown leather panels.

Nice to have a reminder of JB.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
Aug 4, 2013 - 01:08am PT
I sure enjoyed interacting with JB here on ST. Miss him.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 4, 2013 - 04:44am PT
Nice Tarbuster.


This thread is golden.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Holy crap Tunnel Vision looks rad!!

Any more photos or details!!

Lets hear the scoop.

 Luke
enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Yeah where is it
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
John Bachar on the first ascent of Tunnel Vision 5.12d, 1982. Very overhanging, very technical jams.
John did not get it on the first day, but got it on the second day. Some years later, Peter Croft onsighted it.
Thanks to Werner for sharing all these details.
[Werner's edited overlay of Ed's original photo and overlay]
It is just left of Gait of Power, far left of Separate Reality.
Access via the ventilation tunnel from the long 120 tunnel (park on the uphill end and walk down the sidewalk).
The ventilation tunnel is large - I've seen tourists walk in it.
There is a grate at the end which is easy to slide under.
You rap down to the slab below, then easy traverse left and one more rap to the base.
You could leave a fixed line on the rap in case you can't get up the crack.
Side view from Edge of Absurdity.
Side view of Tunnel Vision and Gait of Power from the ventilation tunnel exit. See the overlay below.
P.S. Judging from the photo on the previous page, the topo is incomplete - it only shows the upper 5.12c section.

[Edit:] We discussed the details of the photo with Dean Fidelman, and cleared up a misunderstanding. It is a photo which Werner took with John's camera.
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