/ NEWS: UKClimbing.com Welcomes John Bachar
John lives in Mammoth Lakes, California in the heart of the Sierra Nevada.
Read more, including a brief synopsis of John's climbing achievements at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=06&year=2008#n44743
And he invented the rope ladder too :-)
So what's he ever done on lewis gneiss?
Who cares how it was placed? A bolt is a bolt...
"Who cares how it was placed? A bolt is a bolt... "
UNLESS it's Usain??
I don't think anyone placed him, he just ran. Very very fast.
Lots of Americans. I suggest you go and read a few books on the development of American clmbing then you might understand the ground up bolting ethic prevalent in Yosemite and other places and recognise the huge differnece between rap placed bolts and gound up.
> Who cares how it was placed? A bolt is a bolt...
Oh dear. Someone post a link to where duncan explained this, please.
Maybe just get John B to punch him in a car park?
Sorry, car lot.
> Oh dear. Someone post a link to where duncan explained this, please.
Oh dear, seems nobody can join UKC without humourless junkies jumping in at short notice. Must be some relation to grade climbed and lack of implied humour allowed. Of course I have huge respect for the guy, but hey, I'm British dontchahnow.
Sorry didn't realise you were joking, you probaly need to flag these things up for those of us lacking a sense of humour. Either that or make your humourous comments funny.
You miss a rather important 3rd option - those that are lacking in any awareness of sense of humour should perhaps wake up and smell the coffee.
P.S. I find it very interesting that JonCoxWouldLikeViolence is suggesting that I should be laid out in a car park for daring to have an opinion on bolting. Very interesting...
John was making a humourous reference to a famous incident (widely reported at the time) in a Yosemite car lot when there was a confrontation between JB and some rap bolters, some punches were thrown and someone ended up in the dirt.
What was it you were saying about those 'lacking in any awareness of sense of humour should perhaps wake up and smell the coffee.'?
Yes John has genuinely joined UKC. He also posts on Supertopo.com.
The reason for the news report is to flag this up and also gives us the opportunity to write a bit about his achievements and position in climbing. Many younger climbers are unaware of how we got where we are and John has played an important part in the history of our sport.
Be good if we could keep the bickering off RockTalk threads and try to keep on topic. We are making an effort on this on RT threads. Stuff like that is better down the Chat Room. Many come to UKC to read and discuss climbing.
Many come to UKC to read and discuss climbing.
I gotta vision of a Colt Peacemaker having the smoke blown out of the barrel, twirled around a forefinger, returned to the holster with music from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly playing somewhere at the other side of the coral with that one Mick
Excellent. I hope he posts with some regularity. Should be fascinating. Can we get Ron Fawcett on next? By the way the video and interview with Neil Dickson are amongst the most interesting things I've seen on here in a while, not least because of the words of John Redhead. I know some people find his way distasteful and provocative but he was/is still a fascinating human and climber. Well done Posing Productions and UKC.
> Be good if we could keep the bickering off RockTalk threads and try to keep on topic.
Good luck with that :)
As for Mr. Bachar - welcome to limeydom. You will find this place intriging. We bitch and we moan at each other but then when we're stood face to face all of a sudden we forget about that and get on. Sometimes. Now wheres that Sutty... he wants a good thumping he does... <walks off smacking fist into hand>
John Longs essay 'The Final (Last?)Blasphemy' of a day spent trying to keep up with Bachar soloing at Joshua Tree is one of my favourites. Has John ever climbed in the UK ? I seem to recall he was chummy with Moffatt.
Hasn't John posted before though, in the great trad/not trad debate that surrounded the first ascent of Rhapsody?
> John Longs essay 'The Final (Last?)Blasphemy' of a day spent trying to keep up with Bachar soloing at Joshua Tree is one of my favourites.
Agree. That has to be one of the best pieces of climbing writing ever.
I loved the Grit though - must go back soon and get my crinkly butt up some of the classics.
Do you think anybody would want to see my slide show over there? It could help me pay for a trip maybe.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention - I've had brews in Germany and Slovakia, but you guys have the best beer hands down!
I got your movie so count me in for the slide show next time your in town for some grit. Maybe bring Mr Croft, that would be a stellar tour!!
Mick! I am hurt and wounded that i did not receive the red carpet treatment when i signed up as a regular user;)
<stomps off in a sulk>
I would definately come to a show in Sheffield and am sure that many others would too.
Best Wishes !!!
That was with me!
A slide show by you in Sheffield would be a licence to print money!!!
I've had two extended road trips to the States and done some of your classics, Butterfingers, New Dimensions etc etc. The Bachar-Yerian is one my tick list for the next trip ;-)
Soloing The Gift was a good one too! (i didn't solo it!!)
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