Rock Exotica Totem

The Totem: A Multi-Purpose Rigging and Rappelling Tool

The Rock Exotica Totem is a deceptively simple-looking, yet remarkably versatile device. More than just a descender, the Totem excels at rigging, releasable contingencies, belaying and more. As a descender the totem has a multitude of friction modes to suit any situation. It’s unique shape allows it to function like a lever to increase or decrease friction and act as an auto-lock release.

The Totem can be be used as a rigging plate, an easy-to-lock-off figure 8, sticht plate, auto-blocking plaquette device, plus much more. It can be used in almost any rope-related discipline, be it rescue, tree work, abseiling, canyoning, climbing, mountaineering or caving. Check out the Totem’s multitude of functions here.

Further features of the Rock Exotica Totem include:
  • Compact & lightweight
  • Over 10 different descent modes to suit short or long rappels on small or large diameter ropes
  • Effortlessly vary friction mid rappel or lock off
  • 2 holes on either end allow the totem to be used in a pick-off rescue situation and also allow it to be attached to the rope without detaching from your harness
  • Easily rig for rescue: capable of several releasable contingencies offering different levels of friction
  • Milled from oversized aluminum to achieve precise dimensions, surface defect removal, smooth curves and flat surfaces
  • Compatible 8-10.5mm double or 8-13mm single rope diameters.


Please note that adequate training and judgment are needed to reduce the risks inherent in the use of this equipment. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the user is adequately and competently trained in the use of this product. We strongly advise that you do not use the Totem without first undertaking appropriate training.


In stock (can be backordered)

Single Rope Diameter: 8-13mm
Double Rope Diameter: 8-10.5mm

MBS: 30kN
WLL: 3kN



190mm x 64mm

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