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ron gomez

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 16, 2009 - 11:30am PT

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Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 16, 2009 - 11:44am PT
Thanks Ron, it's good to see that something is up and running.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jul 16, 2009 - 12:01pm PT
I will be at Salt Lake Outdoor Retailer Show next week. I will be collecting gear to auction on July 24 with all proceeds going to the Tyrus Bachar Living Trust. I will also auction my own gear and SuperTopo books. If you are from an outdoor company and have anything to donate, please contact me.


Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
Thank you, Ron.


Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:47pm PT

Jul 16, 2009 - 02:01pm PT
Thanks Ron.

Chris when and where is the auction?

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jul 16, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
It is going to be an online auction from July 24-31

I have not decided yet whether I will just list everything on eBay (and promote it here on the forum) or list everything here on the forum... it will depend one what gear I can rally up at the trade show, what is logistically easier, and most importantly, what looks like it will raise the most money for the Tyrus Bachar Living Trust

also, at the trade show Ill be going around with some books trying to get signatures from famous climbers (so they will fetch more money during the auction). If anyone wants to help me get signatures please let me know!
Jim Wilcox

Boulder climber
Santa Barbara
Jul 16, 2009 - 03:06pm PT
If you opt for Ebay, which I'd recommend, you can sell a lot of other stuff besides climbing oriented. I just sold some paintball gear and it generated a fair amount of traffic. The only hassle is the research in building a decent listing.
Right now I have tons of spare time so if you need a volunteer to list these types of items I'd be more then happy.

Social climber
Jul 16, 2009 - 03:53pm PT
bump for Tyrus.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2009 - 08:26pm PT
Please contribute any amount, small things eventually amount to monumental achievements! John was one of those giving people, it's time that we as a climbing community give a little back.
Thank you

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jul 16, 2009 - 09:55pm PT
Bump for the second shift crew!

Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jul 17, 2009 - 12:05am PT
Out of curiosity, what is Tyrus' situation? In other words, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being homeless and 10 being trust fund kid, what's the outlook like? Is he headed to other family, turning into a ward of the state, was there decent life insurance in the picture, etc?

Sorry if this sounds cold, but after that wierdo Tim Greene showed up after Bachar was in the car wreck I am sort of gun shy till I know the facts.

East Coast US
Jul 17, 2009 - 03:40pm PT
Bump.... becasue I've been in St Joseph MO / Hiawatha KS / Falls City NE for the past week and only saw the fund raising briefly and I'm now getting back to this.

Phil Bard

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, OR
Jul 17, 2009 - 06:47pm PT
Crossposting from a separate thread:

As I did when John was injured in his car accident, I'm offering 6 more photographs I took of him over the years as limited edition prints. They will be approx. 11"x14" in size, mounted and issued in editions of 25, signed and numbered. They will be priced at $100 each, plus shipping. These are different images than the previous batch and have never been offered for sale to the general public before. Also, as before, Cirrus Digital will absorb all printing and mount costs, so that the ENTIRE purchase price will be donated to the TYRUS BACHAR LIVING TRUST.

For those who wish to contribute to Tyrus financially, this is a great way to do so and have something to remember John by on your wall. The last time we did this we were able to raise almost $6000 for John and Steve, so it just seems like a win/win for all involved.

Here is a link to the site, which will offer more information and will take you to a shopping cart style purchase area where you can use a credit card or arrange to send a check. Because of the credit card situation, it isn't possible to funnel contributions directly to the trust, but if you are writing a check and want to be able to show evidence of a contribution you can write one to the trust for the print cost and one to Cirrus for shipping. Or just write one to us for everything and we will make sure the money is forwarded.

Oz, 5.10d, Tuolumne Meadows

Thanks in advance,
Phil Bard
Cirrus Digital Imaging
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 18, 2009 - 06:33pm PT
Phil Bard and I donated proceeds from Bachar images after John's accident and we're back with more for the Tyrus fund. THere is a link to Phil's info at the bottom of this post.

My Gallery is here


and includes shots of John on Jerry Brown, Left Ski Track, Hobbit Roof, O'Kelly's crack, some 11a behind Hidden Valley, and some portraits

All the prints are sold at Printing and Shipping Cost. The printer makes money but no more than if you had them print your own images. I don't see a dime or even your credit information. You can order prints of any size plus swag like mugs and shirts.

Now ordinarily I ask people to donate the "profit" portion on a sliding scale but in the case of Bachar Images I ask folks to donate to the Tyrus Fund.

Details of donating


John's close freinds and family wish to insure the health,education and well being of Tyrus Bachar.

For donations of any amount, please make checks payble to:
The Tyrus Bachar Living Trust

2328 Jeanne Drive
Las Vegas, Nv, 89108

Via Pay Pal

This email is registered with Pay Pal tostart accepting donations.




Phil's thread is here

the Moon and Antarctica
Jul 19, 2009 - 11:11am PT
ron gomez

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2009 - 09:41am PT
Moof, Tyrus is doing as one would expect after loosing a father. He is hit hard and is with family being taken care of. He will need help in the future with schooling and other hurdles that come in life and that's why there is a living trust set up. We as a climbing community rally together to help one another when needed and Tyrus will need help now and in the future. He is not homeless, thank God, but he is no where near set for life to live like a "trust funder", that's why we need to contribute to him, so he can continue to pursue whatever goals he wants to INSURE his well being long term. He first needs to deal with the immediate impact of loosing John and his close family is with him on that, but we want to make sure he is able to deal with the long term situation as easy as possible, so contribute what ever you can, it will all help.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2009 - 09:05pm PT
Front page stuff!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
way, WAY out there....(OMG)
Jul 22, 2009 - 04:06pm PT
Lotta love, here.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 28, 2009 - 07:13pm PT
A good time to bump this one, too.
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