The original Totem is the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of rigging devices.



The Totem is a versatile tool that was conceived by Rich Carlson in the world class slot canyons of southern Utah. More than just a descender, the Totem excels at rigging, ascending, releasable contingencies, belaying and more.

As a descender the Totem has a multitude of friction modes that suit any situation. The unique shape of the Totem allows it to function like a lever to increase or decrease friction and act as an auto-lock release.

Not just for canyoneering, the Totem can be used in many other industries and sports.

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

5 or more – $36.00

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