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

    Natasha Barnes
    Rich Crowder
    Sarah Fullerton
    Jon Glassberg
    Jordan Shipman
    Ryan Silven
    Ben Vernon
    Anson Whitmer
    Dave Wetmore
    Max Zolotukhin

    Directed by
    Rich Crowder
    Jon Glassberg
    Jordan Shipman

    Video by
    Rich Crowder
    Jon Glassberg
    Jordan Shipman

    Additional Camera Support by
    Ben Vernon

    Director of Photography
    Rich Crowder

    Edited by
    Jon Glassberg
    Jordan Shipman

    Motion Graphics by
    Jordan Shipman

    Visual Effects by
    Jordan Shipman

    Music Supervision by
    Jon Glassberg

    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
    Ben Vernon

    Special Thanks to
    Urban Climber
    Revolution Climbing
    Buck Hoover
    Ethan Pringle
    Chad Wolak
    Doug Hartman

    Free. Whether you like it or not.
    © 2012 Louder Than 11

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  2. Leon Laubscher climbing Dirty Lies in Rocklands South Africa, October 2011.

    Filmed and edited by Marinus Coetzee

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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:
    Tim Palmer
    James Blay
    Leo Moger
    Ned Feehally
    Ben Moon

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