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by Fritzski
Nov 01 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Climbing
Topic: Looking for indoor climbing partners
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

Looking for indoor climbing partners

I have an Irregular schedule, but would like to go about twice a week, and maybe outdoors when able. Checked out "lead" and willing to climb at PRG, AZR, and Climbmax. Shoot me an email at fritzski@aol.com if you're interested.
by Fritzski
Dec 13 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 8960

Hey guys, Like I said, I hope you go, but I just want you to be in the right frame of mind when you do. You can always back off, as long as you never get committed beyond that point, so just keep that in mind. In answer to Daryl's question: Don't expect "snow filled gullies and avalanches", but a li...
by Fritzski
Dec 12 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 8960

I'm just recalling from memory and what I look at when I'm flying over. Fact is you can still die, or wish you did, on a fall from 3rd class terrain. I can assure you of this though, it will be very slow, careful going at best and could potentially develop into what climbers call an "epic" with a la...
by Fritzski
Dec 12 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 8960

Hey guys, this sounds like an epic adventure! Just the kind of thing I would like to be in on. I gotta tell you, I just flew over this morning and the whole peak is covered in snow. Realize that normally nasty free climbed gullies will probably harbor ice for the rest of the winter. In permanently s...
by Fritzski
Nov 11 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Climbing
Topic: Climbing on the Cave Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Climbing on the Cave Trail

Bruce and I will be climbing on the Fortress rock formation on the Cave Trail Fri. If anyone's out that day in the area please come by and say hi.
by Fritzski
Sep 15 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Willow Valley on short notice~!
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

joe bartels wrote:you know what somebody once told me in the past

"if you had an ounce of man in you, you'd take the day off and do it"
Who would say such a lame, macho, thing just to put such pressure on a poor dude? :roll:
by Fritzski
Sep 14 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 287 - Haunted Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 874

FR 287 - Haunted Canyon

Did a little exploring in the jeep the other day. Took FR 287 north from the Haunted Cyn / steel bridge area up to Horrell Ranch. Good road with some large puddles, but high clearance should have no problem. The ranch is a regular estate with almost a mansion on it and looks to be in full operation....
by Fritzski
Sep 07 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens near by !?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

I should've figured, Joe wins on his first guess! OF COURSE :? At over 7800' Mt Pinal is higher than Four Peaks, a little further as the crow flies, but definitely a shorter drive. This is still quite a low elevation to support Aspen, but tucked in a large canyon on the north side near the top at th...
by Fritzski
Sep 07 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens near by !?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

I'm sorry! I forgot. Given the traffic facing anyone crazy enough to live in the world's largest cul de sac, it may be shorter to drive to Mt Lemmon than Camelback :lol:
by Fritzski
Sep 07 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens near by !?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Hint: Higher than Four Peaks, a little further as the crow flies, but definitely a shorter drive.
by Fritzski
Sep 06 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens near by !?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Good guess, but in my travels thru there I don't recall seeing any - (caveat: surely doesn't mean there couldn't be some up there somewhere)
by Fritzski
Sep 06 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens near by !?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Aspens near by !?

I'm quite sure I have located the nearest stand of Aspens to the valley that can be found. It is a large and healthy stand that caught me completely by surprise. Anyone care to guess where?

I'll be happy to drop some hints if needed :wink:
by Fritzski
Jul 09 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Canyoneering Footwear
Replies: 30
Views: 3469

You can get them at the Az Hiking Shack for about $89. They also have other models. Besides, they are awesome folks, you can actually touch, feel, and try them on, and I think its really important to support your local retailers in this online oriented world we're becoming.
by Fritzski
Jul 03 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Canyoneering Footwear
Replies: 30
Views: 3469

I bought a pair of Five-Ten Water Tennies just prior to when ever other manufacturer decided to come out with their own version, so now there are so many relatively inexpensive choices. Look for "Sticky" or "Stealth" soles as opposed to your standard Vibram - the difference they make on wet rock is ...
by Fritzski
Mar 10 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Anybody at Peralta tomorrow?
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Anybody at Peralta tomorrow?

My partner and I will be climbing on Bark Canyon Wall for the better part of the day (Tues). It is the large wall up on your left as you descend to the bottom of the wash on Bluff Springs Trail. If anybody happens to be coming by, please yell up a hello and feel free to stop by :D .
by Fritzski
Mar 03 2003 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packs
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Hey Randy. Wish I could meet up with you guys tomorrow night. When it comes to a subject like this, I'd be willing to admit you've probably forgotten more than I'll ever know! I sure like the Arc Teryx stuff for climbing also, but I can't say I know of any brand prouder of their stuff, and they don'...
by Fritzski
Mar 03 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packs
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

3000-3500ci will cover you for one or two nights and still stay light. Internal frame is lighter and less bulky and the technology has come lightyears in comfort. Don't pay a bunch for built in hydration. A "sleeve" is nice and you can just put your old bladder in there and it shouldn't add much, if...
by Fritzski
Dec 07 2002 1:02 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Anyone interested in rock climbing?
Replies: 25
Views: 1705

Bruce and I did "The Hand" on the NE corner of Supe Mtn. yesterday. I am convinced this has to be the most intense 5.6 climb anywhere. The difficulty level was indeed no greater, but the exposure is absolutely mind blowing. Humongous two rope rappell to end it. It was awesome. The hiking back up in ...
by Fritzski
Nov 22 2002 6:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Flag on Weaver's??
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

In my opinion RMGC has a lot of potential and some good points - its cheap, uncrowded, and virtually all gear is provided free (shoes $1) which is great if you're taking a group of kids or the like. The biggest problem is the way they set their routes. I believe its done mainly by the teenage staff ...
by Fritzski
Nov 21 2002 3:18 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Flag on Weaver's??
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

ck, there are two small flat camping spots near the west edge that have rock walls built around them for some security and also a nice campfire ring.

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