Stone Garden is a sport crag nestled in the Uinta Mountains—a mere half hour from Backcountry’s office. As such, it’s an excellent spot for climbing after work, and the Backcountry x Black Diamond Stone Garden Crag Backpack is just as excellent on the approach. This pack has a well-thought-out design that organizes all the climbing essentials for a day at the crag. Even with your climbing rope fixed up top and your shoes and chalk bag in the bottom compartment, the capacious 30L main compartment still leaves plenty of room for climbing gear, layers, food, and water. The main compartment is easily accessible through the top drawcord skirt, and you can snag your water on the trail even easier through the front zipper. The shoulder straps and waist belt provide sturdy support on the approach, and the waist belt tucks away if you ever take the pack on a multi-pitch. There are even handles at the top of the pack for clipping to anchors. Black Diamond made the Stone Garden Crag Backpack out of its very own Creek fabric, well-known for its outstanding durability, and like Black Diamond’s Creek packs this one stands on its own for easy packing. Finally—and though it’s sold separately—the matching Stone Garden Rope Bag was designed to serve as a rain cover for the the Crag Backpack. It’s never ideal to get caught out in the rain, but if you are, the Rope Bag protects the Crag Backpack and all of its contents while you scramble for the shelter of a rock overhang or pedal through a surprise spring shower to the gym.