So this injury occured just before thanksgiving. I spent most of November and a bit of December in Bishop, California doing some bouldering. Overall, it was a fantastic trip in a fantastic place, I never liked bouldering until I stumbled into Bishop after a Yosemite trip. So one day in the Buttermilks I was working on a few problems that were very challenging for me. None of these problems felt physically strenuous for me, the moves just felt really hard! After a few hard problems, I decided I wanted to give me Trip Goal a run for its money. I got on High Plains Drifter after watching a couple guys working the movies. Blatently stealing their beta. I got just below the crux where I was moving to the biggest hold on the entire problem, hit the hold, and my heel hook blew. Next thing I know, I hear about 5-6 loud pops coming from my right hand, the one on the "huge" crimp. I felt no pain, but decided it was a bad thing and dropped down. It turns out everyone around me had heard teh pops as well!
What I believe has happened (I have not seen a doctor, can't afford one, nor do I really trust them) is that I have torn a pulley or two. I only have minor bowing, so I don't think any of them are completely severed. I taped up and lived off Vitamin I for the rest of the bouldering trip, and was just selective about the problems I got on. When I got home I took 6 weeks off of rock AND ice climbing. I am now back, working my way up, but still taping the shit out of my finger. Been gonig to the gym and working my open hand strength and technique.
I don't really have any questions about this, just thought I would share my experience with all. Pretty straight forward injury, patience and prevention of further injury is about all u can do. Working on training myself back up for a Red Rock trip in March (all are welcome by the way). Anyone else have similar experience they would like to share?