I suppose this is the last boulder that broke my fingers, Green Wall Center, V6 in the Buttermilks just about a year and a half ago. Might seem to be one of the worst places for a finger injury, being in the first half of a 5 month climbing trip in one of the premiere bouldering destinations of the world characterized by crimpy highballs and all . But somehow this time feels worse. Indoor. Reason: climbing form being better than ever before. In other words; the same situation as pretty much all my previous finger injuries.
Time of injury is also perfectly timed with the start of the start of the fall semester, which is arguably a good thing considering all the freed up time that not being able to climb properly entails, but in reality makes it so much worse because my motivation for school and doing things in general seem to be affected by my motivation for training, which at the moment is pretty low.
It’s not even a particularly bad injury; all it does is prohibit me from pulling hard on crimpers. But at the moment it feels like it puts me completely out of function.
Oh well, enough with the self pitying. All it really is is a perfect opportunity to mix up my training routines, maybe focus on strength conditioning, OAP, front levers and other party tricks. Substitute hard outdoor climbing with photography and throw myself into the wondrous world of differential equations and mechanics of materials. Also beer.