John Bachar - In memory of a great man 1957 – 2009


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Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:48am PT
This is a sad in peace, bro!

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:48am PT
Dave Tapes

Trad climber
Silverado CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:49am PT
The impossible has happened. I can't believe it.

John was a inspiration to many.

He never compromised his ethic.

Rest in Peace JB.

Dave W
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:51am PT
Unreal! So sad! RIP JB.... you were the Man! I'm stunned..... Best to Tyrus and all of Johns family. He was beyond an inspiration. He was "how it was supposed to be done".

a tied-off Tomahawk™
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:52am PT
Take care, JB. You were awesome.

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:53am PT
John was my insperation and goal.

So Sad.


God's Speed


Jul 6, 2009 - 12:54am PT
John lived an extraordinary life, inspirational to say the least.

I had John come out and do his fantastic slideshow in Provo.

He was asked at the end of the show out of all his achievements what was his greatest?

With no hesitation he answered, "My son."

He always talked about his son at the tradeshow, when we ate together, and when we climbed together.

This is so sad. I miss John already.


Boulder climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:54am PT
Even the greatest among us fall. May John rest in peace.

I only met him once, at the coffee shop in Mammoth, but his legend always loomed large for a climber coming of age in the 90s.

Big Wall climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:58am PT
God Dammit!!!! Bad times just keep coming and coming... Will miss you, John. :(

I'm stunned, shaken...
Bubba Ho-Tep

Evergreen, CO
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:59am PT
RIP John. You will be missed greatly.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 6, 2009 - 12:59am PT
no words. he inspired my life. no words.

Boulder climber
Neil Young land
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:05am PT
I can't believe this.
my sincere condolences to his family
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:06am PT
I’m devastated. When John was in Boulder for his slide show a few weeks ago, I got down a bottle of whisky and we stayed up most of the night, talking about old times, but also making plans for an snowboarding trip to Alaska next year.

We’ll never get to that trip, but I am grateful for the recent rekindling of our friendship, and for memories of past, shared adventures.

Never miss a chance to be with your friends and family.

Peace to you, John.

Rick Accomazzo


Jul 6, 2009 - 01:06am PT
Disbelief and immeasurable sadness. You inspired more of us than you ever could have known. Safe journeys to all, this life and the next--

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:07am 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. The mountains will miss him.

Jul 6, 2009 - 01:08am PT
We have lost one of the purest examples of climbing and the arc of human potential...somehow, I feel far more mortal tonight.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:08am PT
Heavy news... John was one of the shining stars of my generation and an inspiration to us all. My condolences to his family and loved ones. Too soon...

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:11am PT
Just shocking - what a crappy year 2009 has been for climbers dying.

My heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

Climbing dropout

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:13am PT
My condolences to his family and all of you who knew him ....

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Jul 6, 2009 - 01:14am PT
So very sorry to receive this news. So very sorry. Reminds me of when Alex Lowe passed. Sudden. Tragic.

My best wishes to those of you in heavy sorrow over this.
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