Black Diamond’s Stone 45 Backpack gets your climbing gear to and from crags with a super comfortable carry. Padded straps keep your shoulders prime for the climb once you get there, and you can remove the padded waist belt if the crag is only a stone’s throw away. A drawcord skirt opens the Stone’s top-access wide so you can stuff your gear in without a hassle, and Black Diamond added a full-length side zipper for easy retrieval. The Stone also has a removable floating top lid when you want to pack in a little less weight. There’s a tuck-away strap for your climbing rope at, which is possibly the most convenient and compact way to carry your rope. Having the rope outside your bag leaves plenty of room for your trad rack, quickdraws, harness, shoes, food, and layers. Black Diamond also added a loop for ice axes for winter climbing. Compression straps secure your load so you can hit the trail comfortably.