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. Metro Rock presents the 4th season of the Dark Horse Bouldering Series. This year, with a 4th competition added to the series, Boston was in for non-stop competition action from October to January. The championship round went down on January 19th in front of a huge crowd. Climbers showed up from around the country to compete in what is quickly becoming the largest competition series in North America.

    1st Isabelle Faus and Daniel Woods
    2nd Angie Payne and Nick Picarella
    3rd Meagan Martin and Paul Robinson
    4th Chelsea Rude and Carlo Traversi
    5th Annalisa Flynn and Jimmy Webb
    6th Katie Lamb and Vasya Vorotnikov
    7th Kasia Pietras and Michael O'Rourke
    8th Galina Parfenov and Josh Levin
    9th Zoe Liebovitch and Sebastien Lazure

    Produced by Louder Than Eleven (lt11.com)
    Special Thanks to: Sam DeBenedictis (Camera Support)

    Music by Amtrac (soundcloud.com/amtrac)
    "Control" and "Work The Gun"

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