I remember Bachar from my early Yosemite days. When we were there, he made the 2nd or 3rd ascent of the Nose in a day, leading all of the pitches. At around that time he was perhaps the best rock climber in the world. In the evenings, we'd hang out in El Cap meadows. He was there one night, so we chated...He was quite friendly, and at the same time, he maintained his cool guy image.
Quite often we'd see him in the camp 4 parking lot playing his sax, winding down with his good friends Kauk and others. Recently, I met him again at the Ogden Climbfest, where he gave a slide show. He was very down to earth...his stories were great. It was amazing he was still soloing at such a high standard...lots of 5.11's in day. He's in his 50's. I guess we thought...It's Bachar, he'll never fall.