/ Multipitching bag
This is what i'm getting in spring ready for some multipitch action. I've tried it on and it fits like a dream. Lots of attatchment options, and you can wear it high on your back but still look up wearing a helmet!
Not sure if you mean summer or winter ?
You can use the two side straps, and the strap to hold the water bladder in to hold a half, then get your mate to carry the other backpack style.
I am very happy with this one: http://www.podsacs.com/packs_granite16.html
On the larger side of the climbing packs but I like to take an extra layer, trainers and probably a bit more food with me for long routes where I don't want to come back to the base of the climb to pick up my pack and gear. Found it really comforable to climb with this pack because it sits high above my harness and I can reach gear on the harness without problems.
Sad to see no-one recommending a version of this yet: http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16268&category_id=251 I use mine as a multi pitch bag, but can also get bivi kit, stove, crampons and food in it for a night out. I put a bit of tat on the back to carry a roll mat and axe: ( https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185499_10152057980810445_12888251_n.jpg )
I could fit my hiking boots (size 5) and a pair of my mate's larger trainers, food, water bottle, an extra layer and a guidebook into this pack. For the walk in, I even managed to squeeze in my harness, half of the rack, rock boots, food, water bottle and one extra layer. Only my insulated jacket, rope and helmet had to be attached outside.
This is what I use:
On the walk in you can attach a rope to the bungee cords on the outside and there is an extending pocket which fits my helmet.
When it's almost empty it still sits quite close to the back - good for climbing.
> I am very happy with this one: http://www.podsacs.com/packs_granite16.html
Another vote for the Pod Sac. I've done some multipitch in Wales with it, fitting mine and my partner's approach shoes in for the descent, guidebook, and probably a bit of food and water too. It's got an internal pouch for a water reservoir which is also helpful if you want to separate items that you're carrying. Rope can be attached at the top and it's got a few loops to clip things to.
BD double-ended rope bag. Shove your jacket and snacks in one end, rope in the other.
I use it in winter and works well, makes rope management easier too.
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