Matt Bush Climbing Free Solo – Freedom Of Movement

This is the first part called “Freedom of Movement” and we got a hands on feel as he starts to solo and live in his world for a moment, He has a different but yet understanding view of what and why he solo’s.

Stay tuned we will be releasing part 2 “Don’t Let Go” early 2015

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Matt Bush free solo video

Matt Bush one of South Africa and the world’s best free solo climbers had recently made a trip out to Water Fall Boven, where he expressed “Freedom Of Movement”.  This is a short film of him and a small background as to why he solo climbs.  Don’t let Go will be a short film of his solo live that will soon follow this short video.

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9 Responses to Matt Bush Climbing Free Solo – Freedom Of Movement

  1. tradboy Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    freedom of movement…hmmph

    I saw Matt on Table Mountain soloing Africa arête some weeks back…well sort of soloing. Stop, start, tie in, redo the take, hoist the camera man some more re-climb, stop while camera man moves some more.

    This has become an exercise in self promotion by an amazing athlete that at some point will end up with a death of either Matt or someone else. This is why Cliff Bar have dropped sponsorship of a number of key athletes who solo because at some point there will be blood on a ledge somewhere and people will be surprised and sad. Soloing is freeing, it is exciting and it allows one to move quickly across the rock, I’ve done it and I may even do it again. But this has long since ceased to be about the climbing and that just makes me sad.

    Sorry Matt, if this really was about an internal overcoming of fear and personal limitations and about freedom of movement you’d not be filming it.

  2. wes Dec 9, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Haters gonna hate.

  3. Jaydy Dec 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I have to say I agree with tradboy. Also, the fact that he is wearing a harness and has draws up that he can clip into at any point kind of contradicts the whole spirit of free climbing and what he says are his reasons for doing it: 100% commitment and freedom of movement.

  4. a climber Dec 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Not to mention the whole “SimonS” debacle.

    Soloing for attention, or seeking attention for your solos is a bad idea and can only end badly.

  5. Patrick Dec 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    @ a climber “Not to mention the whole “SimonS” debacle.” I am intrigued. Would you care to elaborate?

  6. ziggx Dec 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Free solo or free poser ?

    Nuff sed

  7. paulb Dec 21, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Say what you like, he sure is a brave mofo!

  8. Patrick Dec 23, 2014 at 3:32 am #

    Uhmm …. hello? Soloing 30 and higher??!!! Can we all maybe get some perspective here? I get the counter-arguments about self-promotion and setting a dangerous example for some younger climbers, but the fact remains, he has soloed several routes of 30 and above. How many of us can climb a 30 let alone do it without tying in? I couldn’t give a hoot how many draws there are in the wall … like him or not, what he does remains astounding.

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