I was climbing today at the Dike Wall for the first time since John passed. I spend some moments in prayer for John, Tyrus and all you who knew and loved him. I climbed better than I had any right to - no doubt John's inspiration.
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.