I'm looking at this bag to use for rock...
I'm looking at this bag to use for rock climbing, mostly walking to and from the climb. Does anyone know if this bag is big enough to hold a rock climbing harness, shoes, rope and maybe a jacket?
I think this is going to run a little small for a climbing pack. Check out the North Face Spire 40 or Fulcrum 35. They are dedicated climbing packs with enough room for ropes and gear. I have used both, and they are worth the extra money for the climbing features and room.
I actually use this for my rock climbing bag all the time and I love it. I put my harness on the outside pocket and hang my shoes from a carbeaner on the outside though.... so if you want everything inside then I guess Dave would be right. I love this bag though.
I bought my recon in 2001. It's survived 4 years of college, getting hucked from a cliff (the cause being a sketchy downclimb/bail in bad weather), years of dayhikes, scrambles, trail-runs through the canadian rockies, ski trips and countless other (mis)adventures. More relevantly, however, it has also been a valuable approach sherpa for days spent clipping bolts (indeed its too small to stuff a rack+rope, as any serious approach bay should, go for a 40+ ltr if this is the case). TNF jokes aside, this pack is built like a tank. true, I've busted through two zippers on it, but NF repaired both no questions asked SEVEN YEARS AFTER PURCHASE. Its a great piece. buy it.