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Creek 50 Pack

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A cavernous top-loader ideal for gear-intensive cragging sessions, the Creek 50 is inspired by our haul bags and built with easy access and unparalleled durability in mind.


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Whether packing for a gear-intensive day at the Creek or a redpoint session in the Red, The Black Diamond Creek 50 features gaping top-loader capabilities, eliminating the need for push-and-shove gear packing. With ultra-durable, waterproof shell fabric protecting your equipment from the elements and a thermoformed backpanel safeguarding your bod, the Creek’s haul bag-style bottom, full-length side zip and rain hood that doubles as a helmet/rope holder round it out as a crag pack to rule all crag packs.

  • Ultra-durable, waterproof shell fabric
  • Padded shoulder straps and removable dual-density hipbelt, thermoformed backpanel
  • Top-loading design with drawcord skirt closure and full-length side zipper for easy access to pack contents
  • Tuck-away rope strap and stowable rain hood that doubles as a helmet/rope holder
  • Zippered front flap with internal zippered organizer pockets
  • Haul bag-style bottom keeps pack standing upright for easy loading

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S/M] 48 L (2,929 cu in)
[M/L] 50 L (3,051 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   2 kg (4 lb 7 oz)
Materials :   1200d polyester with TPU coating



  • Climbing Magazine - 2015 Editors' Choice
    Climbing Magazine - 2015 Editors' Choice






Creek 50 Pack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BD employees choose this pack Disclaimer: I work for BD. Ok, so perhaps my review is biased because I work here, but consider that I work at BD and have essentially free access to just about any pack. The Creek 50 is definitely the one I choose. There are days when there are 4 or 5 employees going out together and we all have Creek 50's. It holds everything needed without stuffing and squeezing; the exterior is clean and travels well; and the side and top access is ideal. For pure sport climbing and crag lounging I'll use the Pipe Dream but most of the time I keep going back to the Creek.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best climbing pack ever! I've been climbing nearly 30 years, I always seemed to have been attaching gear on top or on the outside of my packs. This pack holds everything inside, I love the bucket shape and the fact that it stands up straight. I can carry a rope and all my gear to go cragging or do long trad climbs. Plus there is still room in the outer compartment for food, an extra jacket, and the guide book. The pack carries very well and makes the load seem lighter than it is. The only improvement I can think of is to add a good way to hold a water bladder, I like to drink while hiking. I just stuffed my bladder in the compartment where the frame is, but that's not ideal. Great job Black Diamond!! Setting the Standard!
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Crag Pack The pack body is perfect. It is very durable and will hold up to a lot of abuse. The front pocket is great for clothes, water, food, and other gear. The pocket is much larger than it appears. The zipper to the bag and pocket allow for great access. The pack harness could use some refinement. It is well padded and the hip belt is good, but the shoulder straps have an extra bit at the top that rest behind your neck. It makes the pack uncomfortable for long approaches. I've considered cutting that part out. It looks like a yoke for horses. Other than that small detail it is a really great pack.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and amazing! I really love how simple and easy to use the creek 50 pack is. The haul bag design makes it easy to keep upright. The zippers for both large compartments are long and allow easy access to all my gear and make it easier to pack gear too. I thought at first it could use more pockets to store my personal items but the two zippered pockets in the front compartment are enough. The straps and belt are super comfortable. I took it on a 16 mile hike and it was Comfortable the whole way. I've only had this pack for a month and I've used it a bunch. It has been easy to clean, very durable fabric, and no issues so far. I would recommend this pack to anyone who is looking for one pack to hold all their gear and then some!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from bottom of pack wears too quickly I've been using the Creek 50 regularly since the end of June and the bottom is already starting to get some small holes. The rest of the pack is amazing, but it would have been nice if the bottom was a thicker material (more like a traditional haul bag).
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great crag pack I had been working on my first 5.13 trad route for a couple weeks. One of my buddies showed up with his Creek 50 and sent this route. I had already been thinking of purchasing the 35 or the 50, but decided on the 50. A week after receiving mine, I sent the route clean (belayed by another buddy that brought a Creek 50 that day). Coincidence? I think not. The 50 swallows up all my gear for route development days. I liked it so much, I bought the Creek 35. It works well for me for regular days in the mountains if I carry the rope butterflied over the top. Then I bought the Creek 20 just to have the complete set. I store them like Russian Dolls, one inside the other.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rockin Perfect crag pack. I can fit everything in it for the day. I have it loaded up with everything needed for sport and trad and I keep it in the truck or garage loaded up for an easy "lets go". Gobbles up; 70m rope, set and half of camalots, set of stoppers, two half sets of tricams, set of sport draws, set of trad alpine draws, accessories i.e. lockers, belay equip, rescue misc, cordolette, gloves etc, two pairs of shoes, helmet, harness, guide book, tape. And still room for food and keys with out having to stress zippers. Carries great. No wall haul feel. Have not done any more than a 30 min hike with it but felt good for the 30 min. I bought to get crag gear out of a BD Spinx 45 that I use for alpine, ice and mountaineering. I love the top load open and ready to drop stuff in. Beefy and durable.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome crag pack I really like the way both main and front compartments are open on top, allows me to easily transfer stuff that usually get pack in the main compartment on top of the climbing gear, Jacket, layers, quite book, etc, to the front compartment, no need to pile that stuff on the ground around your pack to get to gear. Keeps my stuff organized and clean. Pros; - Carries the load well - Bullet proof materials - Lots of room in both compartments..... gear just disappears! - Love the full zippers. Cons: - Lack of compression straps, it's a large pack and would be nice when not carrying a full load.
Date published: 2018-01-20
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