Park Life – Yosemite Bouldering

| March 19, 2012 | Reply

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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Category: Bouldering Areas, California, Featured, United States, Videos, Yosemite

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Just a bouldering junkie looking for great problems that inspire me to keep pushing myself and just get out and climb. * Disclaimer of risk/liability * *Please note any articles or posts related to fitness are for your entertainment. If you intend to take on a new fitness program, we strongly suggest you consult a fitness professional.

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