Friday, March 9, 2012

LATAC: Profiles of the Douchecrag - Todd Yapee

Todd YaPee

About Me:
I was born and raised in San Francisco by my hippie parents. They taught me a love for the outdoors and San Fran taught me a love for culture. While talking to the barista at my local Starbucks, who's in my yoga class, he suggested that, "climbing would totally help your Astavakrasana pose." I told him he was crazy but sure enough the next week I got decked out in all my Prada Prana and went to Mission Cliffs. I probably wouldn't have gone back if it weren't for the free members yoga!! Yet, here I am 3 years later and I traded in my Prana for Patagucci Patagonia and my yoga mat for a harness and shoes (just kidding, I kept the yoga mat). See you in the Valley or Chamonix!

Shiny gear, a non-fat half-caff triple grande quarter sweet sugar free vanilla non-fat lactaid extra hot extra foamy caramel macchiato from Starbucks... duh, chakras, Whole Foods, any product with "i" in front of it, vegan muffins, microbrews, hand drumming, merino wool underwear, girls in matching yoga pants and sports bras (but who doesn't like that!), and alternative press.

Bad cell reception, Dunkin' Donuts, bad weather, dirt, Austin Siadak, the bathrooms in Camp 4, any climber that lives in a van (except Alex Honnold, he is dreamy), fast food, American cars, unmatched brands of gear, and duct tape.

Ideal Climbing Day:
Begins with Sunrise Yoga, scrambled tofu with bacon tempeh for breakfast and Starbucks on the way to the sport crag. Then, sport climbing with my girlfriend Blair Dakota until sunset. She loves to top rope the routes after I set up the rope. Ending the day with some warm down yoga before driving home to a sesame-crusted ahi tuna with gorgonzola-wasabi mashed potatoes and a nice pinot noir.

Biggest climbing Nightmares:
Run-outs, long approaches, forgetting my stick clip and climbing areas without bathrooms.


  1. this guy sounds awesome, sad to hear he already has a gf :(

  2. he sounds like a complete douchebag to me