From AZ Rock: Excellent rigging and rappelling device that allows guides/leaders to rig in a variety of ways depending on the situation. Great for rigging releasable systems, tensioning guide lines, and rappelling.
Manufacturer Info: The Totem was designed to be the most versatile rigging and rappelling tool available. It can function as a rigging plate, an easy-to-lock-off figure 8, sticht plate, auto-blocking plaquette device, and many other configurations. Although designed originally for canyoneering, the Totem is a valuable tool for rock climbing, mountaineering, caving, rappelling and rescue.