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Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jun 24, 2009 - 01:44am PT
Did the Goodrich to Rim via Oasis in the '70's...Was really cool I remember.
cowpoke

climber
Jun 24, 2009 - 07:45am PT
looks like great fun and I love the pictures...cool report.
rhyang

climber
SJC
Jun 24, 2009 - 10:30am PT
Looks like an enjoyable day !
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2009 - 10:58am PT
Hey, it's nice that you are back L.
Zander
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jun 24, 2009 - 11:13am PT
Great TR! The Oasis is a magical place, and a most worthwhile destination. As your wonderful photos show, being up there provides some stunning vistas. Thanks for bringing back some really good memories.
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Jun 24, 2009 - 12:18pm PT
Thanks Zander.

You always write the TRs I want to do.
spyork

Social climber
A prison of my own creation
Jun 24, 2009 - 12:33pm PT
Nice one Zander and Bob! I'm jealous you guys are getting out there and I'm just slaving away!
couchmaster

climber
Jun 24, 2009 - 02:05pm PT
I've always wanted to finish Goodrich to the Oasis but every time I get up there, it's spring and there is this ugly and scary wet spot running down up a few pitches that it looks like you have to cross. I don't do wet spots on slabs:-)

I take it you got it dry as you didn't mention the wet spot. Thanks for sharing it Zander, I always wanted to see what it was like up there and your TR shows it quite well.

Now I HAVE to do it, that looks fun. Anyone have the beta for the new rap descent? I've heard there's suppose to be a single rope rap from the Oasis, but last time on Coonyard, we were grateful for having 2 full length ropes to be able to rap that route.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 24, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
Bill,

I haven't seen a single rope rappel route from the Oasis. How new is it supposed to be? There is the old Glacier Point Terrace descent, which is supposed to go without rappels (I have never done it). But you would have to cross that rockfall area above the Punch Bowl.

Last summer Roger and I climbed several pitches above Coonyard, to near where it joins Hoser's/Hoosier's Highway. I didn't see a single rope rap route there, either.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
Hey couchmaster,
I don;'t know a thing about a new rappel route. From our lunch spot at P16 we did look over and see a rap station with slings and rings to the west. I'm guessing from the topos it was on the Coonyard to Oasis line but it looked more like a rap station than belay station.

Clint,
Just read your TR of the route. We did the same raps you did until the top of Goodrich when we rapped the Right Side route. Two 60 meter ropes would be better. On pitch 13 you guys went the correct way as shown on the topo. Left side of that roof. The way to the right was 5.7 max., which makes the route 5.8 or less once you are above P10.

Watusi,
I wonder what the difference is between the route you did, Oasis to the Rim, and Galactic Hitchiker?

Zander
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Jun 24, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
Great report. It looks more beautiful than I remember, having done it on a parched fall day. I think the flowers may be Blue Eyed Mary and Crevice Alum Root (Heuchera spp).
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 24, 2009 - 06:53pm PT
Ah the Oasis!

Along with Bridalvail and vicinity I always enjoyed hanging out around the Oasis. Spent some quality time there In 1960 after we did Coonyard and several other times coming up the classic Harding route. Your pictures brought back some fond memories and illustrate how lush and colorful it is.

For you historical buffs here is a "Not so Super Topo" of The Hinterland which Kamps and I climbed in Sept of 1962. Wonder what happened to the other section torn out? Perhaps we got hungary and ate it?

Also some articles I wrote for the old Sierra Club Bulletin in 1962. Was a productive summer for me with lot's of climbing in many different areas. Seems like only yesterday.






msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jun 24, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
Thats SO dang cool. ALWAYS wanted to get up there and do that to the Oasis. On the list and must repeat.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 24, 2009 - 07:53pm PT
Wow, Joe - thanks for the Hinterlands topo and description. I have been wondering for awhile exactly where it goes, since Galactic Hitchhiker crosses it.
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Jun 24, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
Dig! Thanks and well done!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 24, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Wonderful Zander !!!!11111 So especially love your picture with the waterfall across the valley in the background picture...the fall's in pretty much full cascade.

For the rest .... I agree with L. So darn sweet to have yo back L. You are a word pilot and I appreciate your flights. We all have missed you much. Peace, lynne
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jun 24, 2009 - 11:14pm PT
Very cool, then and now.

Zander, you are clearly a master of more than the wide. I love how the pitches up there alternate from way smooth to grassy diagonal hikes, and back. I enjoyed our talk the other night -- thanks.

Truly such a lush oasis up there. Reminds me of a place off the Palisades trail we call the vertical bog.

Meanwhile Guido rocks at anchor in Fiji, dishing out one long-ago surprise after another. Only time I was there, man, pacing the airport garden while they refueled our transport, the air was practically dripping, thick enough to cut even at eight in the morning.

I'm a bit ashamed to admit how relieved I was to climb back into the air-conditioned fuselage and blast onward to NZ. Makes me wonder: how do you keep from dripping sweat right into that keyboard?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 24, 2009 - 11:56pm PT
Yo Doug

Tis winter in the Southern Hemisphere and the only time to be in the tropics. So dam cool I have even been wearing a tee shirt the past week, as we sit under the South Pacific Convergence Zone and it blows and rains like crazy. So dam green here it hurts the eyes. The whole place is an Oasis.Soon to clear up and back to normal. Hell, even the water temperature dropped down to 79 degrees today. Ouch!

My technique for keeping sweat off the keyboard is I sit under the cockpit dodger out of the wind and rain and keep a cold beer right next to me and whenever I start to sweat I take a sip. Kind of like beer baseball.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2009 - 12:08am PT
Guido,
You are killin' me here! I sailed among the Hawaiian island for a month when I was ten. Later I visited Tahiti for a while. I can just imagine where you are...... maybe
Post on!
Zander
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Jun 25, 2009 - 12:11am PT
You poor Bastard!
Dig it.
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