John Bachar - In memory of a great man 1957 2009


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old craghag

Sport climber
Jun 1, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
I am sharing a book with Blitzo that John originally shared with me Love, Medicine, and Miracles. I hope he can gain strength from the remembrance of John as I always have. BTW, The tat is rad

Trad climber
Jun 1, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Hey cf! Is that from Grant's wedding? 92 or 93? If so, He was rippin' it up and that little travel sax that day!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jun 1, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Nice shot, Chris! I am almost certain that shot is from Grant's Wedding in the Summer of 94, Cragar.

Social climber
Jun 1, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
that's a stylin' pose you caught chris.

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 1, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
he had one of the best shoe companys out there!

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 5, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
Big Bump!
We miss you, John!

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 5, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
More kind BBST . . . Indeed this is the man who really carried the bold and difficult baton into the future of his era . . . guys like Alex Honnold and Hayden Kennedy are now carrying it into their own brave new worlds. We owe a debt of gratitude to John Bachar for leading by example and showing us what true potential is all about.

I really only "met" the man once while I was descending from Manure Pile in 1987 with my climbing companions, the beautiful Krebs sisters from Pfaffikon Switzerland, Bettina and Suzanne. He was hiking up the descent trail alone and we passed him on the way down . . . few words were exchanged but I could tell he was a bit envious of my superior babe ratio.
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Jul 4, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Remembering John on the Fourth of You Lie!
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Oct 3, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Bachar at the Buttermilks ~1974?
Bachar at the Buttermilks ~1974?
Credit: Shawn Curtis; shared by Bullwinkle

Bump for Bachar, packed full of talent, class, and heart.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 3, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
Thanks, Mark. I had never seen that image before.

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 3, 2014 - 10:39pm PT
Cool - glad to see the bumpage of the classics!

Boulder climber
Oct 4, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
When JB and Largo paid me a visit so many years ago, I took them to a hidden canyon in southern Colorado where I had avoided climbing on a certain boulder so they would have the opportunity to establish problems.
What talents those two had!
A young John Bachar in Lost Canyon, Colorado
A young John Bachar in Lost Canyon, Colorado
Credit: jgill

JB and girlfriend
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 4, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Looks like ya got the pic mid dyno,
did he stick it?
Cool shot John!

The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 4, 2014 - 05:07pm PT
Great photo, Mr Gill! And look: No maxi pad with wings.....
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Oct 4, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Mark Force, Thanks!

Thinking of John all summer as I worked at TPR and spent tons of time in Tuolumne.....Bachar Land. Know John is living in the heavenlies and his spirit is with his Son, Paola, Family and Friends.

Peace to you JB. You are missed on so many levels.

portland, Oregon
Oct 4, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
Shawn Curtis took that photo.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Oct 4, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
Mr. Gill, Thank you for that picture of Bachar; it's a thing of beauty.

Thanks, Lynne. Nick, appreciate the heads up. Do you know the year it was taken?


portland, Oregon
Oct 4, 2014 - 08:40pm PT
Around 74/75' All Shawns photos were on 35mm slides, Dean should be able to tell you for sure.
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