Matt Bush, free solo horseman return [VIDEO]

Thrilling show on Sud Africa wall

19 May 2017

This incredible video, Art of Solo, shows the ascent of Matt Bush on Paarls Mountain, Sud Africa, in free solo style. The route is Casualties of War, an 6c+ opened in 2004 but where the grade is quite another thing with or withour rope.

“Grades are often not a true measure of difficulty for soloing. There are many other variables to factor in. I’ve soloed overhanging routes at 8a+/5.13d repeatedly but this route feels much harder. The movement style is delicate, on-balance and very technical. The margin for error is small. Sometimes the hands and feet are pressed into tiny quartzite crystals.”

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