Climbing Haul Bag

My good friend Pancho and I set out to climb the Nose of Yosemite's El Capitan in 2016.  We knew it would take us about 4 days to climb all 3,000ft, so we would be needing a haulbag -  a super durable sack in which to carry all of our food, water, and miscellaneous supplies up the wall.  These bags normally cost upwards of $200, so instead of shelling out the cash for a new one I decided to design my own.  I am happy to say that it successfully fared the trainings we put it through AND successfully trailed us up the Nose itself.  It is still in use today!  

Kato haulbag drawing

Features include:

  • hidden shoulder strap/waistbelt pocket
  • detachable shoulder straps and waistbelt
  • offset haul loops for easy internal access
  • 22oz vinyl coated polyester sidewalls
  • grommets in the base panel for convenient spill-drainage
  • double-stitched seams for extra reinforcement
  • foam liner for easier access to bottom of bag
  • 1000D Cordura roll-top closure system for easy access