My (OUR) friend John Bachar


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ron gomez

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 5, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
Someone call me. Just lost a huge friend! Tyrus I'll pray for you and your Dad.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:51pm PT
No....what happend?

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:56pm PT

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:58pm PT
If this is true, I'm sad. I can't say much more.

Rest in peace, dude! And God bless ya.

Trad climber
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Sad news.

Ron, email sent.

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:02pm PT
Noooo, Not John. I cant believe it
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:04pm PT
The next bus to the next world has a bunch of our friends seated together. As soon as we have a little more info, let's get a thread started with the proper respect and attention and put our prayers, tributes and recollections there.



Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:10pm PT
Rest in peace John, thank you so much for the legacy you have left, you touched so many people, some like myself without even a handshake.

My prayers are for you and your loved ones.

Deepest condolences,
Josh Mucci

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:20pm PT
Oh No.
Not Again.
This has to be one of the most impossible periods we've had around here.

Thanks John for all the sparks you made fly for so many of us for so many years.

My sincere sympathy to your family and all those old friends that you knew best.

You will resonate here forever.

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:24pm PT
The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long."
Laozi (Tao Te Ching)

Rest in Peace Man.

You now have a healthy body once more.

Jerry Dodrill

Sebastopol, CA
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:25pm PT
Jesus. I can't believe this.

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:30pm PT
oh icon. Tragic. The coming response from the climbing world will no doubt bear testimony to his greatness. Wish I could have met him. True condolences to his family and those who knew him well.

A hard right down Big Tujunga Canyon
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:31pm 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.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
That had to be one helluva stout route or a bad hold. And yet, we're only human after all.

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:42pm PT
Absolutely tragic- John was an amazing person and an iconic climber- the climbing world will feel his loss deeply.

My thoughts and prayers to his friends, family, and loved ones.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
Sorry Ron, think I mailed you twice. Not thinking too well. Peace.

Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
"An honorable death is better than a dishonorable life."
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
Met john at the whizz domes with Dave Yerian and merry , around mid-eighties he never really said much to me and I was in awe watching him climb body and soul. Only later in Mammoth snowboarding did he seem to losen up and become more friendly. Glad I got to share some time with an icon and legend. RIP Bachar, you truley were the master. Paul Linaweaver

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:44pm PT
makes me kinda sick....too much death lately. Werner probably has some choice words.

C'mon Braun, say something...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 5, 2009 - 11:46pm PT
Layton spoke to him ten days ago; got a new pair of shoes. He is as stunned as I.
It gives one pause to reconsider everything.
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