The Art of Solo with Matt Bush

For this week’s Flick Pick, we’re featuring Art of Solo, which showcases the stunning footage of Matt Bush free soloing Casualties of War (6c+/5.11b) on Paarl Mountain in South Africa.

Of the route, Matt says,

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 … When it comes to choosing a route for solo I look for something that’s challenging but the beauty of the place and the movement style are determining factors. This particular route has it all in one. It’s a dream solo.

To learn more about Matt and his soloing, check out our interview with him.


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