The Totem Cam is perhaps the most innovative trad piece of the last several years, with more versatility for aid climbing on big walls. Used as a standard cam, the Totem boasts a large placement range, a surprisingly light weight, and a reliable falling strength for any crack you climb. Totem's patented Direct Loading Camming Device gives the Totem an extreme advantage over other cams and even most aid climbing pieces. The Direct Loading Camming Device allows you to place two of the Totem's lobes, clip the stem connecting to the lobes, and bare your weight on the two lobes like you would on any aid placement. This system gives you an easier time setting bomber placements in flares, pin scars, and other cracks that would have been difficult, or impossible, to place. The Totem Cam also features well sized cam heads with flatter heads for easier cleaning, very flexible dual stems that resist walking, and a glove friendly trigger for more convenience while aid climbing.