Video: The Art of Free Solo Climbing

Last month the world was stunned by Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of El Cap, which just might be the most impressive accomplishment in rock climbing ever. But Honnold isn’t the only one who climbs without the use of ropes. In this video, we travel to South Africa to follow Matt Bush as he free solos Paarl Mountain, another tough granite dome not unlike those found in Yosemite.

You’ll marvel as Matt puts on quite a display of strength, stamina, and skill, all while telling us about the zen of climbing in a style that leaves little room for error.

Kraig Becker