cookietran wrote: Anyone remember the old days when we talked about the climbing
‘Every route is a choreography for me. A creation. I see myself as an artist, and I paint with movement on nature’s canvas.’ If the words of Matt Bush sound a bit pretentious or precious, bear in mind that he’s no ordinary rock climber: he’s a free soloist, which means he ascends rock faces completely alone and without any ropes or safety equipment. The merest slip of the foot would mean certain death. Watching him work is like watching the most high-stakes piece of performance art in the world: a show that makes spectators cover their eyes and clench their sweaty palms in fear.