Jon Krakauer wrote, “In any human endeavor, some fraction of it's practitioners will be motivated to pursue that activity with such concentrated focus and unalloyed passion that it will consume them utterly. As a result of this infatuation, existence overflows with purpose. Through immoderation, he experiences something akin to rapture.”
Yosemite Valley has long been regarded as the holy land for climbers and boulderers throughout the world. The origins of rock climbing lie in the 3000-foot granite walls lining the valley and the boulders that sit strewn about below these staggering monoliths.
In the late weeks of November, the Louder Than 11 crew gathered from all corners of the country to experience Yosemite Valley bouldering. As a group of passionate individuals, we enveloped ourselves in the landscape for two weeks, attacking boulders as if tomorrow would never come. On the surface, the very foundation of our identities is built on rock climbing—a sport that we believe is the greatest on the planet—but there is much more to this seemingly inherent addiction than meets the eye.
With Park Life, we strive to answer this age-old, omnipresent question: Why? By combining difficult climbing, captivating visuals, and engaging music under the all-encompassing umbrella of a professional production company, we hope to portray a unique lifestyle that has given us all a palpable sense of unwavering purpose. The long-lasting friendships, incessant failure and equally abundant success, reckless commitment and dedication driven to the point of complete and utter irresponsibility; it’s an eternal battle. We do it because we love it. At LT11 our media is always free, whether you like it or not.
A Louder Than 11 Production
Additional Camera Support by
Director of Photography
Motion Graphics by
Visual Effects by
Music Supervision by
Django Django "Default"
The Japanese Pop Stars "Take Forever"
Metronomy "Everything Goes My Way"
Gramatik "Dungeon Sound"
Umek, Baltek "Out of Play"
Mr. Sche & L. Ceasar "Hustle Maniac"
Flowers and Sea Creatures "Secrets we Stole from the Dance Floor"
Kemek "Certain Frequencies"
The Japanese Pop Stars "Shells of Silver White Sea"
Flowers and Sea Creatures "A.M."
T&K "Summer Night"
Best Boy Grip
Special Thanks to
Black Diamond athlete Paul Robinson ventured down to South Africa again this past July/August, but this time—rather than revisit Rocklands—decided to devote his energies into developing new problems near Cape Town. Here's the video he made of some of the sweetest FAs from the trip.
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Black Diamond athlete Nalle Hukkataival ventured to the iconic blocs of Fontainebleau, France in early 2011 and pulled off a string of impressive ascents during his stay. Here is a highlight reel filmed and edited by Alvi Pakarinen that brilliantly captures Nalle sending Karma (8A+), Elephunk (8B), L'Apparemment (8B), the stunning dyno of Rainbow Rocket (8A)—to name just a few. After all of Nalle's masterful sendage, you'll want to watch the last 2:30 of the video were Nalle (jacked ankle and all) endures failure after failure after failure on La Puce, a one-move-wonder 8A dyno that has him ass-stacking over and over again until, well... watch for yourself and enjoy.
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Ascents from Wild Country and Red Chili climbers and other friends of Wild Country.
Filmed in Fontainebleau & Switzerland during November 2011.
Climbers in order of appearance: