Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Delta Pack field test 1

Field testing is rough, manual-labor, but you do what you have to do, and you try to convince whoever is willing to tag-along.  After a bit of "convincing", my climbing buddy DC and I headed for a Tuesday climb of Beacon Rock's Young Warriors with the Delta Pack full of extra clothing, food, water, and approach shoes.  Climbing with a pack is always a little awkward, but the δ (Delta) Pack carried, climbed, and moved extremely well over the varied basalt terrain of 5.9 cracks, slabs, face moves, and minor overhangs.  Though we're still working to make it the best pack possible, the δ Pack is well on its way into the Figure Four pack arsenal.

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