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Black Diamond Creek 35L Backpack


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    Creek 35L Backpack

    Taking design cues from Big Wall haul bags, the Black Diamond Creek 35 Backpack effortlessly swallows all of your cragging gear within its top-loading design, complete with a full-length side zipper (medium/large only) for convenient access to internal items. This haul-style bag stands upright, lending itself to easy loading and unloading. Burly construction ensures longevity while the waterproof TPU coating keeps internal items nice and dry.

    The tuck-away rope strap secures your cord en route to your favorite crag, and the stowable rain hood even doubles as a helmet holder. Inside the pack, you'll find multiple organizer pockets for stashing away your phone, wallet, keys, and other small necessities. The zippered front-flap provides a handy space for storing your lunch, spare footwear, and extra layers, all without having to unload the pack's entire contents just to retrieve them. Other carry-friendly features include a thermoformed back panel, thickly padded shoulder straps, as well as a dual-density hip belt for evenly distributing heavy loads.

    • Haul bag-inspired backpack built for climbing at Indian Creek
    • 35L capacity is Black Diamond's mid-sized Creek Pack
    • Padded shoulder straps and waist belt ensure a comfy hike
    • Waterproof coating protects against sand and dirt as well as rain
    • Drawcord skirt closure with full-length zipper at the side
    • Top-loading design stands up right for easy packing
    • Rope strap and helmet holder stow away
    • Item #BLD00IG

    Tech Specs

    1200D polyester, TPU coating
    [small/medium] 33L (2014cu in), [medium/large] 35L (2136cu in)
    thermoformed back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, dual-density foam
    top-loading design with drawcord skirt, full-length side zipper (medium/large only)
    1 large main compartment, 1 zippered front flap, [internal] organizer pockets
    Helmet Carry
    yes, stowable rain hood double as helmet holder
    Rain Cover
    yes, stowable rain hood
    Claimed Weight
    3lb 11oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Tough Exterior, Features Galore

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The exterior is designed tough so you don't need to worry about throwing it down or around. Huge interior for "only" a 35L rating. Front zip opening pocket and compartments is sheer genius; it's easy to fold or stuff a North Face Thermoball or Patagonia NanoPuff jacket in there. Note: If you have a helmet, rope and lots of hardware, especially if you want your helmet inside the bag, you might step up to the Creek 50. I don't, so I am delighted with the 35.
    I measured it inexactly at 23" high to the top rim of the bag, 13" side to side and 10" front to back.
    If you have not seen this cute promo video, click here and ENJOY!

    Best Bag I've Owned

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The creek bag has amazing storage pockets for different types of gear, plus a hefty hold for rope! I love that it has options to extend as well. By far the best climbing bag I’ve owned

    simple and great size

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    comfort and utility in one setup with a purpose. give your day at the crag a boost with a solid bag to haul your gear in style.

    Nice pack but too small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I bought this pack for mostly sport climbing, with occasional trad days. I loaded it with 12 draws, harness, chalk bag, shoes, water, helmet and puffy, and didn’t have enough room for a 60m rope. If you don’t mind strapping it on top or dangling your helmet off the back, it’s fine. However, I found the rope strap to be barely long enough with a 60m rope in a bag. Nice, heavy duty pack though with a good frame suspension. I will be getting the creek 50 instead.

    Bomber Crag Pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this pack for a year and use it for day cragging 3-6x/month.
    The 35L size is perfect for a 9.4 70m rope, single rack/draws, harness, water, snacks and couple crag beers. If I have more gear its easy to sling and strap the rope on top. The rain hood has come in handy a couple times and its nice not to lug around a separate cover.
    There are daisy chain like loops on the back that I weaved some elastic cord through allowing me to slip my Chacos on the outside. The exterior material and zippers are bombproof; the side access to the bottom of the pack is super convenient. The haul straps(2) on the top of the bag make it trustworthy when crossing a tyrolean, though I can't speak to its quality for big wall hauling. The front zip pocket organizer is efficient and gives me access to smaller items quickly(see photo).

    My only complaints are structural; this is not the most comfortable pack and I prefer not to use it for approaches over an hour. I wouldn't buy one larger than the 35L because of the comfort threshold. After 10 months of use one of the plastic interior strap attachments has started squeaking. It may not sound like a big deal, but its irritating and I've had climbing partners complain of the noise.
    Overall awesome pack, would purchase again. 4/5 stars because next time I'd like to buy from a more established pack company ISO more comfortable straps that won't make noises over time.

    Bomber Crag Pack

    New favorite crag pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought this for a trip to Red Rock. I was taking a friend that’s new to climbing and a bit older out, so I wanted to carry everything except her personal gear to make life easier on her. It took me awhile to decide on the 35l vs 50l and I’m glad I went with the 35l. Any bigger and the pack would likely be too heavy! I stuffed a half gallon water, double trad rack, anchor gear, light jacket, first aide kit, food, helmet, and strapped the rope on top. It was heavy, but carried the load well. I did a lot of scrambling and the weight didn’t shift, and it’s pretty damn comfy.

    The materiel is burly and this pack has great pockets for organization. I really liked the way the pack stands up so easily. It makes loading/unloading a breeze, especially with the full length zipper. (It’s a double ended zipper so you can access things at the bottom without dumping stuff from the top)

    Best Crag Bag Ever!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this bag whether it is just for going to the crag or hauling up a multi pitch. I use this bag to do so many things, it is the main bag I use for bolting as it is still lighter than a haul bag but if you need to haul it, it does great and doesn't get ripped to shreds. I have hauled this up many climbs and the bag still looks new. I can fit all of the stuff I need to rebolt a route in this bag minus a rope which goes on top. My one complaint is the back is very flat and your back often sweats excessively.

    One Tough Beast

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've tried a number of packs, but this has been my favorite cragging pack. I often have extra gear and end up carrying the rope, but the 35L has plenty room to keep it all inside, along with a first aid kit and my wife's gear. It's done fine being dragged along sandstone and tossed for rappels.

    Favorite Climbing Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Hands down my favorite pack for climbing. The support and fit isn't as comfortable as my granite gear pack, but for climbing you really cant beat the creek bag. I love that the pack is made to stand up like a bucket, It makes loading and unloading gear so much easier. The draw string at the top is nice and the zipper down the side makes it easy to really open the bag up or get to the bottom of the pack without unloading everything. The built in rain fly is easy to use and the front pocket does a nice job storing all the small stuff. It works well (not great, but does the job) with hydration packs and the outside seems very durable. Would definitely buy this pack again if I was in the market.