in a brief chat i had with andreas schweizer (THE finger-doc in swizzy) he asked me how old i am. i told him and he was like: "ahhh, with 35 stuff like that will happen more often..."(funny guy he is;). if i am lucky my finger is just "overused" what can mean some weeks of rest, if not.... well lets don't even think about that!
|last week my finger doubled its size..., hopefully thats not too worse...|
but to start at the beginning: i was very close and motivated to complete two amazing and hard boulders before i wanted to head up to sustenpass in the next weeks.
on that nice compression-boulder ("riot act, 8B+") i killed my knee and it sent me down on the second last move with ice cold fingers (could not feel anything anymore... summertime???!!!)
and one of the crimps in "from shallow waters to riverbed, 8B+" (sds to the famous riverbed) killed my middle-finger, just slipped at the very end, so it nearly was worth it...?! and i don't have to mention that the last week have been some of the best conditions of the year up there in magic wood, do I?!
|fighting through the riverbed-part of "from shallow waters"...|
|nasty crux crimp on the sds to the riverbed (from shallow waters...) may i did crimp just too hard here...|
so you see how close victory and total failure can be. instead of finishing two nice and hard boulders in one week, i did none of them and am sitting at home nursing an injured knee and finger.... thats what old lads do, but at least there is the beer we brought home from the frankenjura... ;)