Nov 9, 2012, 5:10 PM
Registered: Jan 6, 2010
The only thing I ever clip to the bottom of my haul bag is slag gear I'll never need, gear I pull off the route for example. My portaledge bag, Waste Case, Gear bag, Day bag, all hang from Tether cords. Those bags hang below the haul bags with the tops of their tether cords all clipped to the Main Haul Bag Biner.
Dock your haul bags as you describe (Your technique is good but I think I have a better way) and then when you need your ledge, waste case, day bag or gear bag, simply pull them up, get what you need and drop them back down.
Clipping stuff to the bottom of your haul bags will pull them tight and make them hard to unpack and real hard to pack.
I pretty much always go with two haul bags. With a partner, each person has his own bag and they hang side by side. When I'm soloing, I usually have a Metolius Half Dome and one of their smaller bags, usually a Quarter Dome. From there, in each case, I have my ledge, waste case, garbage and gear bags tethered below. It's a lot less clustery than you would think, although for a lower angle route, the Salathe, Nose, etc, I might try to have less bags tethered.
Go to my site http://www.elcappanos.com and download the "All things Haul Bag" tips sheet. I have a few other tricks in there that you might like.
(This post was edited by Mark_Hudon on Nov 9, 2012, 5:21 PM)