Back at the end of November Jimmy Webb was climbing on a hard problem at Arkansas’ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch when every climber’s worst nightmare happened:
i pulled into the very ackward 3 finger edge and instantly heard a loud pop, and sharp pain shot up my forearm. I hit the pad in disbelief… and i knew instantly what had happened……… Popped tendon. This is the first time i’ve injured my tendon, and the only light i can see at the end of this dark tunnel is that i can comfortably climb (with control) on open handed edges. So with triple crown arriving this weekend, and Hueco Tanks on the 10th i can only hope i can climb SOMETHING …….
After a bit more “rest”, Webb made his way back to Arkansas this past week. His finger was apparently feeling “ALOT better” which allowed him to do the FA of low starts to Fat Boy Deluxe and Dave Graham’s Loved By Few Hated By Many which clock in at V12 and V14 respectively according to his 8a scorecard. Look for footage from the trip on his blog in the coming days.
Update: Video from their trip is up here