"I'm still in Bishop rehabbing my shoulder and I'm having a great time. I woke up early this morning and arrived at the buttermilks at 9am. It was freezing but I soon got moving and I began to warm up. I jumped on Buttermilker (stand) V12 and came close to sending it, but my foot blew off the tiny foot hold and I was standing on the mat again. After a short rest I had another shot and ripped another hole in my finger. My finger just would not stop bleeding so I had to call it a day. We headed back to the house to chill for the rest of the day. After a few hours of sitting at home I had a wave of motivation come over me and I headed back up to the boulders.
Bloody fingers and all. The plan was to go and try A Scanner Darkly V12 but as I drove past the Buttermilker I thought I would give it one more crack. I warmed up slowly, gave my shoulder a little test on some bigger holds. It felt good. I was ready to try the Buttermilker again. I pulled on to the underclings, slapped out to the first hold, put my foot up on the high foothold. My shoulder gave a few little pops but there was no pain. I continued on and found myself on top of the Buttermilker. This problem is a massive breakthrough for me with my shoulder. I tried the moves on the Buttermilker last week and it felt impossible for me to climb it with my shoulder. After a few days now of just holding the positions and doing some of the moves my shoulder is getting stronger and stronger and I have overcome a huge stepping stone in my come back. I now have some of the worst skin I have ever had so I need to take a few rest days although I'm sure that wont happen hahaha." -Chris Webb Parsons