Monthly Archives: May 2011

Totem Team: Rolando Larcher in Sicily (2nd Part)

After the first ascent of Pompa Funebre Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori explored a new wall on Monte Pellegrino (Palermo, Sicily) and opened a new route on an increbible cave with amazing rock formations called “Antro della Perciata”. … Continue reading

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Vilanova Artifo 2011

The weekend of 14 and 15 May we enjoyed two intense days in which to practice the technique of aid climbing, meet new friends and enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere of the climbers meeting Vilanova Artifo 2011 (held this time in … Continue reading

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Totem Cams Museum

Here is a brief history of Totem Cams development with photos. The effort and time invested in this project cannot be captured with this short article, but I hope you enjoy viewing some technical solutions explored in the past. Model … Continue reading

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Totem Team: Rolando Larcher in Sicily (Italy)

Rolando Larcher, Lucca Giupponi and Nicolas Sartori have finished and old project started in 2009 by Maurizio Oviglia, Lucca Giupponi and Rolando Larcher in Parete dei Rotoli (Monte Pellegrino, Palermo, Sicily). The route is called “Pompa Funebre” (150m, 8b, 7a+ … Continue reading

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Totem Team: Martin Elias springtime in the Alps

Martin Elias has just returned from the Alps, where he made relevant ascents with his partner Mikel Bonilla. They did the Eiger North Face (Grindelwald, Switzerland) in 11 ours and the they managed to do the second ascent of “Ecaille … Continue reading

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Review: Climbing Magazine 2011 Gear Guide

Totem Cams are included in the Climbing Magazine’s 2011 Gear Guide. Check out the opinions of the testers in the next link!

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Totem Team: Arnaud Petit in Taghia

Arnaud Petit Aymeric Clouet and Enzo Oddo have completed a new route opened from below on the Wall of the Waterfall (Taghia/Morocco), with a third pitch of 8c, which has been pending for a future visit for it free ascent. … Continue reading

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