My (OUR) friend John Bachar


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Trad climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:17pm PT
I am stunned. Just heard this news after a late night of fun and music and almost broke down.

I am so, so sorry for all of his close friends, family and the climbing community. This is a real shocker.

I think I'll go sit on top of a peak today and contemplate what this man contributed to our sport and community.
(And I'm not a big summit-type person.)

My heart goes out to his son and close friends.

Jul 6, 2009 - 12:30pm PT
Ron I'm lost for words, and shocked.


A deep dive in the shallows of life..
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:35pm PT
The weird thing is...we were all just posting on his 4th of You Lie thread...and I was thinking what an amazing, compassionate person John Bachar was...and...'s just words.

Trad climber
New England
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:40pm PT
Ugh, what can you possibly say....

I feel for Tyrus, this isn't fair to him. Hopefully he can take comfort in the fact that a community is behind him.

RIP John, you were an inspiration.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:02pm PT
Our sincere condolences to all friends and family..

the museum clan

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
...Just read about this...Don't yet know what happened...John has been a friend and my biggest inspiration in climbing since I was 15...God Bless you Man!

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 03:33pm PT
When I first read the thread about the "unknown climber" I thought of John, hoping it wasn't him. Now it looks as though it was.

John was an early hero for me and always had a good word when I would see him at the crags or a trade show.

A sad day indeed...
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