Remi is a unicorn who has taken human form to be a part of Touchstone’s empire. She’s been hooked on climbing since 2011 and has since refused to participate in any other form of physical exercise. Other things she enjoys are Christmas, archery, cheese in general but fondue specifically, anything that RuPaul has ever said or done, and binge-watching British television. You can find her at Cliffs of Id crushing (read: attempting) the gnar and trying to switch the Pandora station to 90’s pop radio without anybody noticing.
Yes, Matt works here now. No, he’s not just hanging out behind the front desk. Matt is an LA native who took up climbing as a break between long naps. When he isn’t working behind the front desk you can possibly find him sleeping in some of the comfier locations around the gym. Matt attends Cal State Northridge and is a Kinesiology major. He loves discussing training and exercise so feel free to bug him at the front desk!
Born and raised in SoCal, Fania loves the outdoors and is always on the hunt for a new adventure. She graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Psychology and experience working at a gym. She started climbing in 2014 and found Touchstone shortly after she moved to the LA County. Outside of the front desk, Fania teaches yoga and is a fitness and wellness advocate/junky.
Nick is a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world. He is intent on ridding the world of the alien Superman, whom Nick views as an obstacle to his megalomaniacal plans and as a threat to the very existence of humanity. Given his high status as a super villain, he has often come into conflict with Batman and other superheroes in the DC Universe. The character was originally introduced as a diabolical recluse, but during the Modern Age he was re-imagined by writers as a devious, high-profile industrialist, one who has crafted his public persona in order to avoid suspicion and arrest. He is well-known for his philanthropy, donating vast sums of money to Metropolis over the years, funding parks, foundations, and charities.
Katy is from a small mountain town in Southern Virginia. She moved to LA six years ago to pursue her dream of making people laugh for money…is it working yet?
She has been climbing for a little over a year and hasn’t looked back. Katy, sometimes pronounced Cady, likes making announcements about tandem parking, long walks on the rock, and friendship. She also enjoys stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy.
When Katy isn’t climbing you’ll usually find her eating.
She thinks that you are all beautiful butterflies!!
Thank you for Friendship
Hailing from a town just south of Riverside that no one has ever heard of, Tia moved to Los Angeles five years ago to attend UCLA and pursue her dream of chasing mummies with Brendan Fraser. When Tia is not raiding the tombs of ancient Macedonian kings, she is usually hanging out with the local dinosaurs of LA. And if she’s not doing that, she is either behind the front desk at Cliffs of Id, where she tries to slip in as much pop-punk/ emo music as possible into the music queue or is just hanging out and climbing (she never leaves). She enjoys talking about how great dogs are, food, Keanu Reeves, the supernatural, climbing, and Hamilton (the musical), so feel free to come up to her anytime and bring her food. She thanks you in advance.
Tara doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but when you get her talking, she’ll probably lead the conversation to birds, food, or her love of Miley Cyrus. Her favorite foods are avocados and practically-burnt everything bagels. Put her near water and she’ll swim…stick her on rocks and she’ll climb. She’s particularly fond of wine, ducks, and more wine.
Marci comes from the streets of Los Angeles and has never left! She started climbing in 2009 while attending UC Riverside, where she fell in love with the sport like it was the boy of her dreams. She’s an ambassador for Mad Rock Climbing and wise beyond her years when it comes to climbing gear and shoes. When she’s not climbing, she’s trail running, hanging out with her mini-dachshund Dali, going on crazy adventures to find hot springs, gardening, public speaking, and advocating for protecting public lands with some dope organizations. If that isn’t enough already, she’s Latino Outdoors’ National Outdoor Brands Coordinator and LA Regional Coordinator. She connects underserved communities to their local state and national parks, organizes monthly outings, and expands accessibility to different types of outdoor recreation. By assisting her community and organization, she hopes to culturally connect Latinos to the outdoors, as well as support the next generation of Latino leadership in the outdoors and conservation.
Pick her brain about climbing shoes and climbing techniques and say Hola!
This is Roger! He grew up on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and moved to Los Angeles when he was 10. After graduating university in 2016 (Go Banana Slugs!) he moved back down to LA in the hopes of pursuing a career in education. After teaching for some time he decided to completely change career paths, and now you can see him doing his thang behind the desk! Talk to him about movies, good places to eat, good bars, and mother RuPaul 🌈
Born and raised in East LA, David uses he/him & they/them pronouns, doesn’t eat meat, and enjoys queer/feminist/Marxist memes. He started climbing in 2016 and enjoyed tearing up his hands so much that he joined the USC climbing team. Nearly a quarter of a million dollars later he is finally free from USC and works at this dope place in addition to live event venues and non-profits across Los Angeles! Come chat with him about why Planned Parenthood is amazing, how to get all of your friends registered to vote, supporting your local drag queens, or why #BlackLivesMatter. Climb on friends!
The one thing Katelyn loves more than the outdoors is getting to know all the awesome people that make their way into Cliffs of Id. Born in Big Bear, she had the chance to experience nature in every possible way (excluding climbing, ironically enough). She has a degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, but please don’t ask her to fix your pulleys or old injuries—that’s what doctors are for! She loves new adventures, new friends, and exploring new places. Ever need a climbing partner? Come ask! She also hosts Vertigals, a meetup for like-minded womxn, and she’s always happy to see new faces in the crew!