Very bad free solo accident at Dike Wall

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GDavis

Trad climber
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:32pm PT
Whoever it is, i am praying for their friends and family. Very sad news.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:38pm PT
PHUUCKKKK I just got off the phone with Tyrus. I am feeling like puking, I feel hHORRRRRIBLE. God I am so sorry
Peace to John, Tyrus and his family
couchmaster

climber
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:38pm PT
OMG, Bachar? It's almost beyond belief.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
oh no. How terrible. I am so sorry for his son, family and friends.


Just this afternoon I was talking with a climber and John's name came up. The person mentioned how touched John had been by the outreach from the climbing community when he had that car accident a while back, that people cared so much.

I never met him, but know that of course many of you all did know him for a long time. I'm sorry.


So sad.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
So, sorry to hear about this.
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:40pm PT
Andrew, if indeed the dead solo climber is John Bachar, as you have just claimed, no matter how hard it is for you, as a friend, to provide a few details on how you know - for an undisputed fact - that John Bachar has died, you really must provide this info. Truncate it, short hand it, mumble it to someone else but such earth shattering news has to be immediately substantiated or corrected. If untrue - and I certainly hope it is - the perpetrators of this fraud should be tortured.

And Ron G., did you mean that you just spoke to Tyrus, JBs son? If you got word from him, that is certain proof.

This has me turned around. I grew up with Bachar.

JL
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:41pm PT
Really bad news in so many ways.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:41pm PT
This is really sad.
dmalloy

Trad climber
eastside
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
so sorry for so many people who have been touched by an amazing life.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
No! No! No! This cannot be true! I refuse to believe it! I just spent a week with the man and we chatted on the phone for an hour just 18 hours ago.

I am searching the official news sources but nothing yet.

It cannot be...
Jim Wilcox

Boulder climber
Santa Barbara
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:45pm PT
I actually had begun to think he was invincible. My thought and prayers to his family and friends


Lurking Fear

Trad climber
Bishop, California
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:47pm PT
Largo, and everyone,
I don't really know any details. I was called by a close friend of ours. I'd love to be wrong. Andrew Stevens
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
Largo please call
Peace
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
Jeez...not sure what to say. JB was a hell of an inspiration as generous as the day was long.


Don't be late.
Wedberg

Mountain climber
Bishop
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:52pm PT
Devastating news that I wish weren't true. My thoughts and prayers for him, his family & friends, and the entire climbing community that will be affected by this tragedy.

The climbing community just lost a great member who's impact and influence on our sport will be felt by countless people for a long time to come.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:53pm PT

John and his son Tyrus... John sent this to me yesterday on the fourth of July 2009. However, it is not current since he recently shaved his head.

He will be remembered forever in our hearts. The man was golden.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:56pm PT
Wow, this really sucks...God bless ya, John!

rest in peace, dude!
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:57pm PT
Largo - Andrew is in a position to have authoritative information, and not the sort to pass it along with anything but the heaviest of hearts and the best of intentions.



Goddam. I was not trying to scorn Andrew, I was trying to make the whole thing untrue. But when Ron Gomez said what he did, I knew it was so. It comes as no surprise, but it still boggles the mind.

JB was a guy who certainly was not afraid to die for his convictions, and he went out on his sword.

Damn . . .

My heart breaks for his son.

JL
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:57pm PT
Beyond belief, one of the mighty Stonemasters has fallen.
Your legacy has touched countless people JB, you will be missed deeply.
I still can't believe it.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:00pm PT
If It's John, we need to start another thread with a searchable title and do this right.

no more to say here for me but my heart is with John and all who know him

Peace

Karl
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