Burns watches Fred Nakovic spotting Mike Lewis on Three-Star Arete
in the Dragon's Den.
The Bimbo's, which includes this problem, are now closed. They closed
them because of "erosion" of the base area of the climbs.
What a crock. Ever seen the Grand Canyon? Why is erosion there OK,
but not here? The Access Fund and the EPCC would have built a trail
and a pad here in the early '90s, but the TPWD kept balking. While
the TPWD may not have actually wanted the erosion to happen,
they sure seemed to do absolutely nothing until the "only choice"
was to close it.
worked on Three-Star for over 3 years before I could coax my fat-boy
self up it. I became an expert at down-climbing it, 'cause over
and over I would get to the crux and chicken out. The pride I felt
when I finally pulled over was incredible. Then came the enjoyment
of having it wired and being able to send it on command. Three-Star
is one of the best problems on planet Earth.