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The Totem

The original Totem is the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of rigging devices. Deceptively simple looking, the Totem is remarkably versatile. Use it for belaying, releasable rigging and hauling systems, or as a rigging plate. Use it for rappelling – it’s simple to add friction mid-rappel and simple to lock off. You can even ascend with it.

Designed by ART of RopeWork instructor Rich Carlson and produced by Rock Exotica, the Totem is available through Rich’s Canyons & Crags and worldwide through your local Rock Exotica dealer.

Tech Info

MBS: 30kN
Weight: 4.5 oz (128 gm)
Height: 7.5” (190 mm)
Width: 2.5” (64 mm)

Rope: 8mm to 10.5mm

Color: Teal

Belay, Haul, Ascent

As a belay device, one of the unique features of the Totem is it’s ability to be used as a lever in plaquette belay mode. If the belay operator needs to lower the climber, they simply need to pull up on the long end of the Totem instead of running cord through…

Totem Descent Modes

The Totem has over 10 different descent modes. From auto-locking to quick attach/detach, the Totem has a mode to suit short or long rappels on small or large diameter ropes. It is easy to vary friction mid rappel or lock off. The unique length of the Totem allows it…

Releasable Contingencies

The Totem is capable of several releasable contingencies offering different levels of friction. It is smart to rig for rescue and be prepared for any challenge a canyon descent throws at you. Whether the rope is not long enough or someone’s hair gets caught in…

Cult of Totem – The Passion

It is gratifying to know that the Totem has so many fans who love it and continually come up with innovative new ways to use it. It is also gratifying to see all the different ways those fans show their passion for its design, treating it as a work of art. The Totem truly has a loyal cult following.

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What is the Best Positioning Strategy for Reliable Rope Pulls and Anchoring? 🧗‍♂️
In this video, we explore the importance of proper positioning in rock climbing and rappelling, including the location of the focal point and the arrangement of webbing around the anchor. Learn techniques for avoiding risks, ensuring redundancy, and maintaining a strong and safe anchor system.
Watch the full video at http://tiny.cc/SinglePointAnchors
#RappellingSafety #singlepointanchors #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #ContingencyRigging #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips

What is the Best Positioning Strategy for Reliable Rope Pulls and Anchoring? 🧗‍♂️
In this video, we explore the importance of proper positioning in rock climbing and rappelling, including the location of the focal point and the arrangement of webbing around the anchor. Learn techniques for avoiding risks, ensuring redundancy, and maintaining a strong and safe anchor system.
Watch the full video at http://tiny.cc/SinglePointAnchors
#RappellingSafety #singlepointanchors #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #ContingencyRigging #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips
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TOTEM - IT DEPENDS
Check out our merch in the Canyoneering Karma merch shop:

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TOTEM - IT DEPENDS
Check out our merch in the Canyoneering Karma merch shop:

https://canyoneering-karma.myspreadshop.com
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Another very dedicated Totem fan. 

#totemrigging #cultoftotem #totemtattoo #tattoo

Another very dedicated Totem fan.

#totemrigging #cultoftotem #totemtattoo #tattoo
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Your mama warned you, "be careful or you'll poke your eye out". Some people may need adult supervision when playing with adult toys, like the Totem. 🤣🤣🤣

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Your mama warned you, "be careful or you`ll poke your eye out". Some people may need adult supervision when playing with adult toys, like the Totem. 🤣🤣🤣

#totemrigging #cultoftotem
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Is Rappelling with Carabiner 🧗 the Ultimate Team Challenge? 💪
Discover the thrilling world of rappelling as the last person removes the carabiner from the rappel ring and the anchor webbing extends. Explore how they deal with the difficult start and take one for the team to ensure an easy rope pull. Learn the expert techniques used in this photo to lower oneself over the edge and safely rappel down.
Watch the full video at http://tiny.cc/courtesyrigging
#RappellingSafety #CourtesyRigging #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #ContingencyRigging #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips

Is Rappelling with Carabiner 🧗 the Ultimate Team Challenge? 💪
Discover the thrilling world of rappelling as the last person removes the carabiner from the rappel ring and the anchor webbing extends. Explore how they deal with the difficult start and take one for the team to ensure an easy rope pull. Learn the expert techniques used in this photo to lower oneself over the edge and safely rappel down.
Watch the full video at http://tiny.cc/courtesyrigging
#RappellingSafety #CourtesyRigging #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #ContingencyRigging #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips
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A student in Hong Kong with a 3D printer -- key rings, zipper pulls, and more.

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A student in Hong Kong with a 3D printer -- key rings, zipper pulls, and more.

#totemrigging #cultoftotem
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CANYONEERING KARMA
Check out our merch in the Canyoneering Karma merch shop:

https://canyoneering-karma.myspreadshop.com

CANYONEERING KARMA
Check out our merch in the Canyoneering Karma merch shop:

https://canyoneering-karma.myspreadshop.com
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Piñata for Rich's birthday. Of course it is in the shape of a Totem for cumpleaños de Don Totem's.

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Piñata for Rich`s birthday. Of course it is in the shape of a Totem for cumpleaños de Don Totem`s.

#totemrigging #cultoftotem
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Frictionless Pulley Systems: Achieving Optimal Efficiency and Load Capacity
Discover the secrets of harnessing frictionless pulleys for maximum efficiency and load capacity. Learn how a perfect pulley can revolutionize your lifting capabilities. Unlock the power of 92% efficiency and lift with ease.
#anchorloading #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #RappellingSafety #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips

Frictionless Pulley Systems: Achieving Optimal Efficiency and Load Capacity
Discover the secrets of harnessing frictionless pulleys for maximum efficiency and load capacity. Learn how a perfect pulley can revolutionize your lifting capabilities. Unlock the power of 92% efficiency and lift with ease.
#anchorloading #SafeRappelling #EfficientRigging #RappellingSafety #AdventureSports #OutdoorActivities #RappellingTechniques #OutdoorSafety #RappellingTips
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Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss any of my instructional videos.

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Graphic design by Pepe "Barranco" Benavides. One of many Pepe designs featuring the Totem.

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Graphic design by Pepe "Barranco" Benavides. One of many Pepe designs featuring the Totem.

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