FS: Totem Cams, Basic cams (Nuco) and nuts



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Marc-Olivier Chabot · · Gatineau, QC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
jason.cre wrote:

Hey Marc are you buying these from Kailas on a pro deal for 50% off and then slanging them at a jacked up price?  Thats bad karma.  And probably should be against forum rules.

I just start a new business since 2017. verticallstore.com. My climbing gear passion make me start this. For US customer please change the currency top left.

I bought it from the kailas retailler in Québec. I bought more than 50 cams in the past 2 weeks. I don't thing so kailas will accepte this for a pro deal customer.


Ryan M Moore · · Philadelphia, PA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

I can't think of any pro deal that would allow you to buy rack after rack of cams. He probably is set up as a distributor, and since he's selling them at MSRP he is no different than backcountry, camp saver or your favorite local climbing store if that is the case. He's not selling totem blacks for over $100 like some people. Nothing unethical about a distributor distributing merchandise... Unless you're a communist.


Kirk Miller · · Golden, CO · Joined May 2003 · Points: 1,335

Thanks Marc, 

Great price and speedy delivery.


delly84 · · Golden, Co · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 44
Ryan M Moore wrote:

he is no different than backcountry, camp saver or your favorite local climbing store if that is the case. 

yeah except he has them in stock


jason.cre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0
Marc-Olivier Chabot wrote:

I just start a new business since 2017. verticallstore.com. My climbing gear passion make me start this. For US customer please change the currency top left.

I bought it from the kailas retailler in Québec. I bought more than 50 cams in the past 2 weeks. I don't thing so kailas will accepte this for a pro deal customer.

Ok ok ok.....sorry for being a dick!


fuzzy muzzle · · Seattle · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0
delly84 wrote:

yeah except he has them in stock

...and he's a cool climber not some faceless online seller. He spent so much time going over the plusses and minuses of different stuff with me over the last few months, way above and beyond. The email chain is longer than my arm. Dude definitely knows his gear. Support who you want, but Marc is solid. 


Benjamin Schneider · · South Hamlintownburg, NH · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 65
fuzzy muzzle wrote:

...and he's a cool climber not some faceless online seller. He spent so much time going over the plusses and minuses of different stuff with me over the last few months, way above and beyond. The email chain is longer than my arm. Dude definitely knows his gear. Support who you want, but Marc is solid. 

I have the same experience so far, he's a good guy. 


Marc-Olivier Chabot · · Gatineau, QC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Hey guys I really appreciate your goods words. Stop that now, my head will not fit inside the next chimney I would have to climb. I'm kidding. I like to talk about gear but my main achievement is having to write all these e-mails in English.


Mark L · · New York, NY · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Hey Marc,

when you get my email please get back to me.  Ready to buy


Stephen Lander · · Columbus, OH · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10

Just got my basics in the mail. Easy transaction, shipped in less than a week. Cams look great, can't wait to whip on them!

Thanks Marco!


Varun Singh · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5

Just chiming in here as well, got 3 brand new Nuco (totem basic) cams from Marco. He was super friendly, a good guy, and the cams arrived in just a few days. Sweet! Thanks man


Healyje · · PDX · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 100

Marc - hey, mine just arrived and are great - appreciate it...


Mark L · · New York, NY · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Received my set of Basics within 3 business days.  Marc is a great seller, 10/10 would buy again.  The 4 Nuco(Basic) cams I got are exactly the same as the Totem Basics, just a different name and packaging.  


Brian Lavett · · Wilsonville · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0
Ryan M Moore wrote:

I feel like people are put off by the Kailas brand. I have both a Kailas and a totem, they are literally the exact same cam. The booklet comes with the exact same pictures. It's like camp vs trango ball nuts. 

I also expect a discount Marco for this endorsement on the next one I order. Haha

Just waiting for my wife to buy some stuff we don't need so I don't feel guilty. 

LMAO. I hear you Ryan M. That's hysterical! I too base my gear purchases on my wife's spending habits. And when she's in the midst of a "frugal streak", I'll go ahead and buy something " for her"  and then I feel good about buying the next piece of gear I "NEED". Obviously she sees right through me, but says she understands and loves me anyways. Lol.


David Norris · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Has anyone used these nuts? I can not find any reviews of them. Are they made by the same people at totem also?


Kirk Miller · · Golden, CO · Joined May 2003 · Points: 1,335

Hey Marc,  Do you have blue / green hybrid basic nuco aliens?


Marc-Olivier Chabot · · Gatineau, QC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
David Norris wrote:

Has anyone used these nuts? I can not find any reviews of them. Are they made by the same people at totem also?

I never use it because I already have plenty of nut in my rack but Sincerely I'm impress by the Kailas nuts and it's not about the cheap price. They are well made, light and the non curvy side is a bit tapered for offset crack. It got everything I'm looking for in a nut. What I dislike it's the color does not match DMM and Wild Country nuts that I mostly use. I don't know where it made but I can try to find the answer. It also have the Kailas lifetime warranty.


Marc-Olivier Chabot · · Gatineau, QC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
Kirk Miller wrote:

Hey Marc,  Do you have blue / green hybrid basic nuco aliens?

No kailas did not sell the Nuco HY blue/green. Maybe available in 2018. Maybe?


Chris Sutton · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

any nuts left?


Steven Reed · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks Marco. Got my set of 5 Kailas ie Totem cams. Good service, speedy delivery. SR


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