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jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Feb 5, 2013 - 05:33am PT
Bonus point if you know which famous American climber did the FA.

Henry Barber?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 5, 2013 - 05:47am PT
Way to go Ron. You were moving so fast, you just showed up as a red blur.

couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:00am PT
Badassed!

Till someone shows up with a a pic, here's Phil Bards shot of Bachar soloing it stolen off Mt Project.
Andy2

climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:12am PT
Patrick,
I don't want to post a hint until the west coast people have woken up and had their say...
Andy2

climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:12am PT
Credit: Andy2
Bonus point for jaaaan !
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:17am PT
Inspiring!!!!Crack-a-go-go kicked my butt repeatedly when I was a mere lad in my 40s.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:34am PT
Dr. Hartouni put this up on youtube



PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:05am PT
I'm with Jan, except it's closer to 5.4 these days.
Very inspiring, Ron.

My advice to you young kids: make sure you inherit the "right" genes!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:07am PT
Happy Big Day Ron!

Go-Go-Go-Go-Go-Go-Go-Go! Get a cold Beer-Beer-Beer-Beer-Beer-Beer!

Cheers to you 72!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:24am PT
Totally inspiring!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:45am PT
Me: Doc, when my arm heals, will I be able to climb .11+?

Doc: Sure, it'll be good as new.

Me: Cool, I've always wanted to climb that hard!


Now all I gotta do is get that arm healed, and I am THERE!


That's what Ron has done to me :: In-spired!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Dayum... The DOOD is ON IT!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Inspiring...... just what I need to see.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:54am PT
72?!! Damn! Happy Bday Ron. Pretty damn inspiring.

Here's a couple from 1984

Credit: KP Ariza

Credit: Joe Hedge
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Damn he's good! He did a costume change in between moves!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:07am PT
so how did Bacher get down after soloing?
WBraun

climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Huh?

You climb to the top and walk off .....
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Very nice! Belated birthday wishes to one tough dude!

Susan
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Andy: I don't know which climb that is, but I'll bet I've heard Ron's story about it. He's famous among a few of his partners for coming home from Britain and giving us the "move-by-move" about climbs we've never seen.

Patrick: Twain Harte is wonderful nowadays. I bet you'd recognize it in most ways. There's been a little more development. Most people are perhaps more broad-minded than when you lived here. But it's all still Twain Harte, a very nice place to make a home.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Wow! That is so impressive and inspirational.
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